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Do you have to be small to be a small town? Moncks Corner says no.

Howards Restaurant lists their daily specials on curb signs on East Main Street in Moncks Corner. Photo by Grace Beahm Alford.


Charleston Post and Courier

MONCKS CORNER – Ever since Volvo Cars said in 2015 it would locate a plant in western Berkeley County, officials have braced for the onslaught of thousands of new residents who will call the area home.

The county is one of the fastest growing in the nation but much of its development has sprung up in Goose Creek, Summerville, Daniel Island and Hanahan — not here.

Now, though, the building boom is reaching the formerly bucolic county seat.

As Moncks Corner’s town limits extend down U.S. Highway 52, Goose Creek’s city limits are rising up to meet them, bringing the two closer together. 

In 2008, Moncks stretched about 8 miles down Highway 52 to annex about 1,000 acres of Foxbank Plantation. The community is contiguous by a 10-foot strip of land in places, and at the time, City Planner Glenn Batten called it a “spine” that the town planned to fill in with “muscle and tissue.” 

The time has come. 

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