Anson Street, Charleston, SC

Named after Commodore George Anson, who, back in the 18th century, sailed from England with 5 ships and 1,900 men into the Pacific to capture a galleon full of gold from Manila, in the Philippines.

5 years later he arrived home with 1 ship, 400 men and the gold. Awesome story. He was also, at one time, governor of Charleston when the British were there. A suburb ‘Ansonborough’ is also named after him. End of history lesson.

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    3 Responses to Anson Street, Charleston, SC

    1. 1500 men think he was a dick.


    2. I live about 5 miles from this street.


    3. Heh, it looks like the german word “ansonst,” meaning, “otherwise.”


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