The College of Charleston, a public 4-year school in Charleston, SC, was founded in 1771 by Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton and Thomas Heyward (future Declaration of Independence signers) and John Rutledge, Charles Pinckney and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (future US Constitution signers). It is the oldest college in South Carolina and the oldest municipal college in the United States. The campus is set on 52 acres in downtown Charleston and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The picturesque campus has been used as the setting for many movies and television shows. Among the many notable alumni are actors Orlando Jones and Matt Czuchry.