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"Charleston ....most mannerly city in America"
Charleston has been rated the Most Mannerly City in the country for the past eighteen years in a row. The Most Mannerly City poll was started by etiquette expert Marjabelle Young Stewart's annual list of "The most mannerly city in America" 33 years ago. Her list comes from thousands of faxes, phone calls, e-mails and letters from travelers and residents extolling the virtues of various cities.
In 2007, Ms. Stewart passed away. Her husband asked the Charleston School of Protocol and Etiquette to continue the rating of the Most Mannerly City in America. The poll is compiled at the end of every year based on votes via mail and online.
Charleston has made the list every year it has been compiled.