Asked: What are Charleston’s unofficial landmarks?

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Bessie the Coburg Cow holding down the fort on Savannah Highway. | Photo by CHStoday

Lexa here. 👋 After living in Charleston for (just about) my entire life, I’ve come to find that there are a few unwritten rules that Charlestonians like to follow — things that aren’t quite official Holy City “code,” but more so things that residents just know. Here are a few examples from our readers:

  • “Don’t feed the seagulls!” – @holycityglass
  • “Keep an eye out for the one-way streets” – @charleston_food_spot
  • “When merging on to 17 N. from Coming St. downtown, KEEP moving! Change lanes LATER!” – @eruss28

This leads me to believe that this can’t be the only unspoken trend in the area. I want to hear from y’all: What are the Holy City’s unofficial landmarks? I’m talking about things that you probably won’t see on the postcards but just feel like home.

I’ll start. The first thing that came to mind is the Coburg Cow. If you know, you know, but if you don’t know, read up on its history. Share yours.