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Mount Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Rifle Range Road

 
 
Rifle Range Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
1. Rifle Range Road Marker
Inscription. A U.S. Navy rifle range was built near here during World War I on the site of an old S.C. National Guard firing range. Included were 100 targets, 2 armories, a 600-seat mess hall, 12 barracks and auxiliary buildings. After 1918 the 100-acre site leased from George F. Goblet, now Harborgate Shores, was used by the National Guard, Army Reserves, and Citadel cadets until 1937.
 
Erected 1999 by Christ Church Parish Preservation Society. (Marker Number 10-32.)
 
Location. 32° 47.617′ N, 79° 51.374′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Ben Sawyer Boulevard (South Carolina Route 703) and Rifle Range Road on Ben Sawyer Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vaughn Edward Kee (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edmund Jenkins / Ocean Grove Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Jasper Green/ Sergeant William Jasper (approx. one mile away); General William Moultrie / Moultrie Schools (approx. one mile away); Mount Pleasant Academy
Rifle Range Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
2. Rifle Range Road Marker
(approx. one mile away); The King's Highway / Coleman Boulevard (approx. one mile away); "The Kings Highway" (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Old Village (approx. 1.1 miles away); "Storm of the Century" (approx. 1.1 miles away); Friendship A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Additional comments.
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I recently acquired a scrap book, with almost 100 pages, that appears to have been kept by one of the original range masters at Mt. Pleasant Naval Gun Range in 1918. It is full of history and names and wondered if it would be of any interest to anyone there. Please send me any questions and I will look them up. Thank you, Mike- Caloopin@yahoo.com
    — Submitted October 11, 2014, by Mike Hall of Redlands, California.

 
Categories. MilitaryRoads & VehiclesWar, World I
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 961 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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