“H” is for Hanahan
“H” is for Hanahan (Berkeley and Charleston Counties; 2020 population 25, 743). Hanahan is an incorporated city of about twelve square miles in the lower part of Berkeley County, with a small portion in Charleston County. The city is primarily a bedroom community to the city of Charleston. In 1917 the community alongside Goose Creek changed its name from Saxon to Hanahan—for James Ross Hanahan, a successful businessman and industrialist. The town was incorporated in 1973, with a government consisting of a mayor, a six-member city council, and a full-time town administrator. Hanahan’s attributes included it accessibility to I-26 and its location as the site of the Goose Creek Reservoir, which was built in the 1930s and later became a one-hundred-acre industrial park. Hanahan’s growth since 1950 has mirrored that of the Charleston metropolitan area.