Charleston may not be the kitchen capital, but it's the kitchen mecca in West Virginia, with options that cater to different tastes and budgets. There are many restaurants and bars in town that have good taste, as well as a number of great restaurants in Charleston itself. Charleston may not be the "capital" of cuisine, but it is the "Mecca" of gourmet culture in all its glory. Although Charleston is not exactly the "capital" of cuisine (though some of the options cover different taste budgets), it has long been the Mecca of gourmets in West Virginia.
The best thing about eating here is that there are very few tourist traps, even though the big tourism hasn't arrived in Charleston yet. The best thing about eating here are the very small restaurants and bars in town, as well as a number of great restaurants on the outskirts, which are a major reason that the large tourist tourism to Charleston has not yet arrived. One of the only good things about food is that despite the city's major tourist attraction, there aren't many tourist traps.
Many of the historic properties in Charleston, including the State Archives, Charleston County Museum and South Carolina State Library, are preserved and registered on the National Register of Historic Places. The State Archives and Library house all research materials and access to a number of other state and local archives.
There is also a beautiful park at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha rivers in Charlestion, which is a great place for picnics, hiking and other outdoor activities. There are also some beautiful parks on the City of Charleston West Side, some of which are just a few blocks from the State Archives and South Carolina State Library.
The town was chartered in 1794 and named after Clendenin's father Charles Town, and he built Fort Lee there 1788. The settlement, which was located along the migration route through the Ohio River Valley, became a transit point, attracting settlers from as far away as New York City and New Jersey. In 1803, it was renamed Charleston, after Yeager Airport in the Northeast, named after test pilot Charles E. Yeager, who was born in the area.
Charleston was also a power plant of industrial power, with local companies, including the Charleston salt works, a major salt supplier to the U.S. Army and Navy. The salt works employed many slaves, making Charleston one of the most slave-friendly cities in West Virginia, where there were relatively few slaves.
In the 1820s, the James River - Kanawha Turnpike, which connected Charleston with Tidewater Virginia via the route of the present US 60, was completed. I-64 and I / 77 go to the eastern end of Charleston, and TurnPike continues to Princeton on the border of State 77 with Virginia. Charleston was also connected to the growing national rail network through the West Virginia - Virginia Railway Company (WVRC) in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as to other railroad lines in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina and other parts of the United States and Canada. At the far eastern end of Charlotte, Charleston runs along the west side of I-64, while the east side runs along I-77. On the west side, it connects with Interstate 77 at Princeton, from where it continues to the state borders of Virginia and New Hampshire.
Charleston is accessible via I-64, which runs from Huntington in the west to Beckley and Lewisburg in the southeast, and I / 77 runs through Parkersburg, Northwest to Beckley, Bluefield and south. I-79 starts in Charleston and continues to Morgantown in the Northeast; it connects to Interstate 77 in Princeton. Charleston is also accessible by bus from Charleston, West Virginia, and from other parts of the United States and Canada, via Charleston to New Hampshire and New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. It can also be reached through the Virginia state line at the eastern end of State 77 with Virginia and from Princeton to Princeton on the eastern side of State 77, I / 77 via Parker's Castle (Northwest) and Beckleys and Bluefields (South); it connects to Interstate 64 at Huntington, which passes through Huntington (West); and it connects to I _ 77 at Beckly (Southeast). I # It started in Charlotte and continues to Morgan City (east), Charleston (north) and Morgantsown (northeast); in addition to I # 77 via BeckLEY (Southwest), I @ 77 passes through Beckler (Southeast), Beckling (Northeast), Blueville (East), Westmoreland (West); I & I # 77 continues through Morgantedown and into the Northeast.
Streets that wind through the mountains, with winding roads, steep hills and long, narrow roads, are typical of much of West Virginia. It is also typical that in summer, one changes from summer to autumn colors that are similar to those in New England, but not as bright as those in New York and New Jersey.