History / Trivia:
Ansonborough is considered Charles Town’s first suburb. It is rumored that young Capt. George Anson (for which George Street and Anson Street are currently named after) won the 64 acre tract of land in a single game of cards against Thomas Gadsden in 1724.
Ansonborough is a residential area featuring quaint streets, with architecturally stunning homes, such as the William Rhett house at 54 Hasell Street.
Located on the Cooper River side of the lower Charleston Peninsula, Ansonborough is convenient to the Market and King Street, offering a variety of fine dining establishments, such as Cru Café, FIG, and Anson’s Restaurant.
Ansonborough is a thriving area of historic peninsular Charleston and offers the chance to fall back in time to the early, developmental stages of prestigious Charles Town. The neighborhood’s streets boast homes built as early as the 1700’s, nestled beneath the shade of Palmetto’s, Oaks. Situated in the heart of Charleston’s active lower King district, every restaurant, show or shop in the city is just a walk or a bike ride away.