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

Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard

 
 
Shipyard Road image. Click for full size.
April 16, 2010
1. Shipyard Road
Inscription.
Shipyard Road

A close relationship existed between the Jacob Bond family of Hobcaw Plantation and the owners of the nearby colonial shipyards. The plantation’s live oaks and longleaf pines were used to build ships. East and West Shipyard roads follow the route of the original road from Mathis Ferry Road to the shipyard and are still lined with some of the oak trees.

Shelmore Boulevard
The Shelmore Oyster Products Company bought Hobcaw Plantation in 1938. The company's goal was to "shell more and sell more" oysters. The land became a truck farm that produced vegetables for area markets. The firm also canned locally grown tomatoes and okra. Farming was an important economic source for the area until the mid twentieth century.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Mount Pleasant.
 
Location. 32° 49.113′ N, 79° 52.826′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on North Shelmore Blvd. near Sanibel Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hobcaw Shipyards

Shelmore Boulevard image. Click for full size.
April 16, 2010
2. Shelmore Boulevard
(approx. 0.2 miles away); I'on Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Bond I'On (approx. half a mile away); Scanlonville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. ¾ mile away); Riverside Beach / White's Paridise (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
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October 6, 2010
3. Marker
Shipyard Road Marker, looking north along North Shelmore Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 14, 2010
4. Shipyard Road Marker, looking north along North Shelmore Blvd.
Shelmore Boulevard Marker, looking south image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 14, 2010
5. Shelmore Boulevard Marker, looking south
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on .   4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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