Located in the southern end of Berkeley County, SC, and established in 1961, the city has achieved a balance between growth, the environment and the preservation of the small town character. Residents live, work, and raise their families surrounded by the rich historic and natural treasures of the low country.
The source of the name "Goose Creek" has been lost to history. Some have theorized that the area was named after the gooseneck turns in the creek that extended off the Cooper River. Others say the name came from the prominence of geese in the waterway. It is possible that the name has Native American origins. No matter the source, since the late 1600s this area of the low country has been known as Goose Creek.
In the early 1960s the farmlands began to be subdivided to provide housing for the booming population. A 1969 survey rated Goose Creek the fastest-growing area in the United States.
We invite you to explore our city, learn about our superior services and contact us with any questions you may have. You'll soon see why over 36,000 people are proud to call Goose Creek home!