Just north of Charleston, Moncks Corner is located in Berkeley County. Population of over 6,000, this growing city is known for it´s "small town" charm and attracts many newcomers with it´s beautiful Cypress Gardens, Mepkin Abbey (Trappist Monastery and gardens), the historical Old Santee Canal Park, Stony Landing House and Stony Landing Plantation. If you like to fish, Moncks Corner is the place to be! There are fantastic freshwater fishing opportunities on the Santee Cooper Lake for crappie, catfish, largemouth bass, and striped bass. According to historians, the origins of Moncks Corner dates back to 1738. Named after landowner Thomas Monk, the town developed on the southeast corner of his Mitton Plantation as a trading post where the area´s Santee River planters went to sell their crops. It was not until 1856 when the Northeastern Railroad laid its tracks over portions of the former Mitton and Fairlawn plantations that five acres were set aside for a depot and town center for Moncks Corner.
Located down the road from downtown S.C. and I-26, this small town is filled with history dating back to pre-Revolutionary War. The history of Moncks Corner and Berkeley County is preserved at the Old Santee Canal Park, home of America's first true canal, the Santee Canal. The Berkeley Museum is also located at the Old Santee Canal Park.
Moncks Corner and Berkeley Country are filled with many outdoor activities with the area´s many lakes and forests. Lake Moultrie provides boating and water-skiing opportunities, and is famous for fishing. The Francis Marion National Forest is filled with wonderful campgrounds, hiking trails and recreation areas.