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Smith Dray Line

  • Serving Charleston, SC Since 1888
  • Dependable & High-Quality Moves
  • Residential, Commercial & International

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Top Moving Services in Charleston

Residential movers


Our residential movers perform local, interstate, intrastate, long distance and military relocations for clients across our service area.

Commercial movers


Office moving, corporate relocation, home delivery and hotel moving operations have never been easier than with Smith Dray Line.

International movers


Smith Dray Line is proud to be an international mover of choice in South Carolina. Get in touch with us today!

Why Choose Our Professional Moving Company?

Trusted in Charleston

We have over a century of experience in residential and commercial moves.

Convenient Locations

We have 5 locations across the Carolinas.

Free Estimates

We offer free, no-obligation estimates.

An Atlas Van Lines Experience

Smith Dray Line is proud to be an Atlas Van Lines Agent.

Reviews from Our Customers

"Very Grateful" Movers

"I just want to thank Smith Dray line for the smoothest move I could hope for... Your employee's were respectful and polite. They handled my very heavy furniture so well. I cannot express how grateful I am."

-Tonya T.

"Best Move Ever!!!"" Movers

"The move went fantastic! They came in with a large crew and got the job done quickly and efficiently. They were extremely courteous and polite and..."

-Francine C.

"Highly Recommend" Containers

"We used them in late August this year and was very pleased...They picked up and delivered when they said they would...It was reasonable in price. We would highly recommend this professional group to anyone. Satisfied customer."


We Serve All of Charleston's Moving Needs Tailored to the Customer Experience

Whether you’re moving to or from Charleston, you need a trusted partner to help you get to your final destination with all of your property intact. Let Smith Dray Line help. We perform all types of moves, and we’re confident that we can help you.

Someone You Can Trust

When you’re looking for a moving company in Charleston, SC, look no further than Smith Dray Line. We began our work in 1911 with horses and wagons. Today, we partner with Atlas Van Line to help customers across the country and overseas. No matter where you’re going, we can make sure your possessions get there safely.

Our team works with both homeowners and business owners. We’re experienced with packing pianos and fine china, but we can also handle your business’s expensive equipment and valuable files. Reach out to us to learn how we can handle your specific circumstances.

Household Moves

Whether moving within Charleston or into the area, your relocation experience is an exciting time for your family. All families, large and small, benefit from using a professional moving planner to help before, during and after the move.

Movers with Experience

While do-it-yourself can seem cost-effective, using our professional packing and unpacking services can free up your time to keep your household organized in this busy time.

Serving Companies Across the Area

A company cannot afford to take off weeks to pack, move and unpack an entire business. Avoid lost revenue during your commercial relocation by utilizing Smith Dray Line and our Commercial and Office Moving Services. Our skilled professionals and moving planners will handle all aspects of the move so your office employees can focus on their duties.

Storage Services

Quality storage services include more than keeping your possessions protected. Smith Dray’s pick-up, distribution, installation and delivery options are coordinated to fit our client’s needs. Our climate-controlled warehouses utilize a flexible, safe open racking system to store your residential or commercial items. Short-term and long-term storage services are available in our secure warehouses.

Charleston Moving Company

Smith Dray Line has five offices, including one in Charleston, SC. To start planning your move with us, fill out the form on the left-hand side of this page. We’ll offer you a free quote and more information about our services.

You can also call us at (843) 531-9781 to speak directly with a member of our team. We look forward to helping you move.

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Need a mover with experience today? Contact our Charleston office to price your move!

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About Charleston South Carolina

Charleston is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston metropolitan area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley, Cooper, and Wando rivers. Charleston had a population of 150,277 as of the 2020 U.S. Census. The 2020 population of the Charleston metropolitan area, comprising Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, was 799,636 residents, the third-largest in the state and the 74th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Charleston was founded in 1670 as Charles Town, honoring King Charles II, at Albemarle Point on the west bank of the Ashley River (now Charles Towne Landing) but relocated in 1680 to its present site, which became the fifth-largest city in North America within ten years. It remained unincorporated throughout the colonial period; its government was handled directly by a colonial legislature and a governor sent by Parliament. Election districts were organized according to Anglican parishes, and some social services were managed by Anglican wardens and vestries. Charleston adopted its present spelling with its incorporation as a city in 1783. Population growth in the interior of South Carolina influenced the removal of the state government to Columbia in 1788, but Charleston remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. Charleston's significance in American history is tied to its role as a major slave-trading port. Charleston slave traders like Joseph Wragg were the first to break through the monopoly of the Royal African Company and pioneered the large-scale slave trade of the 18th century; almost one-half of slaves imported to the United States arrived in Charleston. In 2018, the city formally apologized for its role in the American Slave trade after CNN noted that slavery "riddles the history" of Charleston. Known for its strong tourism industry, in 2016 Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked Charleston as the best city in the world.

Things to Do and See In Charleston

  • The X Factor (U.S. season 3) (near Meeting Street and Broad Street): The third and final season of the American music competition television show The X Factor premiered on Fox on September 11, 2013 and ended on December 19, 2013. This season was hosted by Mario Lopez. Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato returned to the judging panel, while Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio (...).
  • Court House Square (Charleston) (near Broad Street and Courthouse Square): Court House Square is the location of Charleston County Courthouse in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, USA, at the intersection of Meeting and Broad Streets. It is historically known as "the Four Corners of Law" because the intersection hosted buildings from each level of government: the (...).
  • St. Michael's Churchyard (near St. Michaels Alley and Meeting Street): St. Michael's Churchyard, adjacent to historic St. Michael's Episcopal Church on the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets, in Charleston, South Carolina is the final resting place of some famous historical figures, including two signers of the Constitution of the United States (...).
  • Washington Square (Charleston) (near Meeting Street and Courthouse Square): Washington Square is a greenspace in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. It is located behind city hall at the corner of Meeting Street and Broad Street in the Charleston Historic District. It was known as City Hall Park until October 10, 1881, when it was renamed in honor of George Washington (...).
  • Confederate Home (near Broad Street and Church Street): The Confederate Home is a retirement home located in an early 19th-century building at 60 Broad St., Charleston, South Carolina. The building started as a double tenement in about 1800, built for master builder Gilbert Chalmers (...).
  • Ralph Izard House (near Broad Street and Orange Street): The Ralph Izard is a pre-Revolutionary house at 110 Broad St., Charleston, South Carolina. Although the house is known as the Ralph Izard House, it was likely built by a former owner, William Harvey. The house was listed in the will of Izard of September 1757, but Izard had only acquired the parcel (...).
  • 2012 USL Pro season (near Broad Street and Orange Street): The 2012 USL Pro season was the 26th season of third-division soccer in the United States, and the second season of USL Pro. The season started with 11 teams. FC New York self-relegated to the National Premier Soccer League prior to the release of the schedule (...).
  • First (Scots) Presbyterian Church (near Meeting Street and Ford Court): First (Scots) Presbyterian Church (locally known as "First Scots") is a historic church located at 53 Meeting St., Charleston, South Carolina. The congregation was established in 1731 when a dozen Scottish residents left the Independent Church of Charleston, now the Circular Congregational Church (...).
  • Thomas Elfe House (near Queen Street and Church Street): The Thomas Elfe house is a property located in Charleston’s French Quarter at 54 Queen Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was at one time owned by the well-known colonial period furniture craftsman Thomas Elfe, whence its name. The eighteenth-century house has been completely restored. (...).
  • Pink House (Charleston, South Carolina) (near Chalmers Street and Church Street): Pink House is a historic house and art gallery at 17 Chalmers Street in Charleston, South Carolina that is one of the oldest buildings in South Carolina and the oldest building in Charleston. The house was built between 1694 and 1712 of pinkish Bermuda stone by John Breton in the city's French (...).
  • Samuel Wainwright House (near Tradd Street and King Street): The Samuel Wainwright House is a three-and-a-half story, pre-Revolutionary, Georgian Charleston single house at 94 Tradd St., Charleston, South Carolina. The house has tall windows on the first two floors with smaller windows on the third and dormers on the roof (...).
  • Gibbes Museum of Art (near Gateway Walk and Meeting Street): Formerly known as the Gibbes Art Gallery, the Gibbes Museum of Art is an art museum in Charleston, South Carolina. Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the museum moved into a new Beaux Arts building at 135 Meeting Street, in the Charleston Historic District, in 1905 (...).
  • Carolina Rifles Armory (near King Street and Jacobs Alley): The Carolina Rifles Armory at 158-160 King St., Charleston, South Carolina, was a late 19th-century headquarters for a semi-private military group, but today only the façade remains, facing an annex for the Charleston Library Society (...).
  • St. Andrew's Hall (near Broad Street and Orange Street): St. Andrew's Hall was a public building in Charleston, South Carolina, on Broad Street. The hall served as headquarters for the St. Andrew's Society of Charleston, South Carolina. It was also an important part of the social life of upper-class Charlestonians (...).
  • Circular Congregational Church (near Gateway Walk and Meeting Street): The Circular Congregational Church is a historic church at 150 Meeting Street in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, used by a congregation established in 1681. Its parish house, the Parish House of the Circular Congregational Church, is a highly significant Greek Revival architectural work by Robert (...).
  • Charleston Library Society (near Gateway Walk and King Street): Charleston Library Society, founded in 1748, is a subscription library in Charleston, South Carolina. The library is the third oldest subscription library in the United States after the Library Company of Philadelphia (founded 1731 by Benjamin Franklin) and the Redwood Library and Athenaeum of (...).
  • Huguenot Church (near Queen Street and Church Street): The Huguenot Church, also called the French Huguenot Church or the French Protestant Church, is a Gothic Revival church located at 136 Church Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Built-in 1844 and designed by architect Edward Brickell White, it is the oldest Gothic Revival church in South Carolina, (...).
  • First Baptist Church (Charleston, South Carolina) (near Church Street and Longitude Lane): First Baptist Church is a historic Baptist church in Charleston, South Carolina. The congregation was founded in 1682 under the leadership of William Screven. It is one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the American South (...).
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston (near Broad Street and Legare Street): The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the southern United States and comprises the entire state of South Carolina, with Charleston as its see city (...).

Roads In Charleston

  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • U.S. Route 17
  • Interstate 526
  • U.S. Route 52
  • U.S. Route 78
  • South Carolina Highway 61

Nearby Airports In Charleston

  • Charleston International Airport
  • KCHS
  • Charleston Air Force Base
  • Charleston Executive Airport

Nearby Towns and Suburbs In Charleston

  • Mount Pleasant is 4 miles to the east.
  • North Charleston is 5 miles to the north-west.
  • Hanahan is 11 miles to the north-west.
  • Goose Creek is 15 miles to the north-west.
  • Ladson is 17 miles to the north-west.