The City of Goose Creek: 1961-2021
It's a new year in Goose Creek, and there's a big reason to celebrate: The City of Goose Creek turns 60 years old in 2021!
The Town of Goose Creek came into existence in 1961: on March 14 of that year, just under 500 citizens voted in a municipal incorporation election to create a new municipality. The election was successful, and three weeks later, on April 6, 1961, Goose Creek's first Mayor, Hilton Waring Bunch, gaveled Goose Creek's first Town Council meeting to order. Ten years later, in 1971, the municipality began referring to itself as the City of Goose Creek.
During 2021, the City of Goose Creek will celebrate its 60-year success story. We'll take a look back at our history, and the important men and women who made Goose Creek what it is today.
On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the City's annual Fabulous Fourth in the Creek celebration will also celebrate Goose Creek's 60th year. Check back for more details, and remember to follow the City on social media!
Throughout 2021 we'll be sharing photos from the past six decades. Do you have any photos of Goose Creek places, events or happenings from the past? We'd love to see them and share them on social media! Here's an email link for you: Send your photos
A look back with Sheriff Lewis ...
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis recently visited with us to share his unique perspective on the City. Sheriff Lewis’s father, Solon “Sonny” Lewis, served as the City’s Police Chief beginning in 1974 during a crucial time for the young municipality. After he began his own career, the Sheriff was a member of the Goose Creek Fire Department where he served for GCFD Chief Lonnie Barfield Holland before beginning a career in law enforcement. Watch the video below:
Show your Goose Creek pride!
Show your City pride with our special 60th Anniversary merchandise, including mugs and T-shirts. The merchandise can be purchased at City Hall, either inside or via the drive-through window.