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Charleston's Four Corners of the Law

The corner of Meeting and Broad Streets in Charleston, S.C., has four buildings, which each represent different legal jurisdictions, thus locals coined the expression, the Four Corners of Law. 1. St. Michael's Episcopal Church represents God's law; 2. Charleston City Hall represents city law; 3. the Charleston County Courthouse (originally the provincial capital) represents state law, and 4. the Federal Courthouse (and U.S. Post Office) represents federal law. As the locals love to smirk: You can get it all done on 4 easy to find corners: get married, get taxed, get divorced and get locked up. Southerners do have a way with their humor. Be sure to stroll to this instersection and watch the bustling activity of life in the slighly urban side of the Lowcountry.


Corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
United States