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Dorchester
Dorchester
South Carolina
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Dorchester was a town in the Province of South Carolina. Situated on the Ashley River about 18 miles (29 km) from Charleston, it was founded in February 1696 by the followers of Reverend Joseph Lord from Dorchester, Massachusetts, who gave it the same name as the town from which they had emigrated (which was in turn named after the English town Dorchester). Dorchester was abandoned in 1751.

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How did South Carolina earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. South Carolina has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that South Carolina does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. South Carolina has an effective property tax rate of 0.57%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how South Carolina earned its state tax grade of B.

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