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Isle Of Palms in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plant - a - Palm

 
 
Plant - a - Palm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. Plant - a - Palm Marker
Inscription. Hurricane Hugo struck the Isle of Palms on September 21,1989. This powerful storm destroyed the natural landscape of ths island and demolished many homes and businesses. In an effort to restore a portion of the natural beauty, a group of concerned citizens organized the Plant- A- Palm Committee. The Committee sponsored numerous events, soliciting donations and grants to raise money for the purchase and planting of over 800 native Sabal Palmetto trees along Palm Boulevard. This marker is a tribute to those who served on the Plant - A - Tree Committee. The Isle of Palms and its people are sincerely grateful.

Robert Chesnut & Jack Sims, Chairmen

Chuck Blair•Pam DeFratus•Charolette Riley• Pauline Blair•Al Gibson•Phyllis Shaffer• Dick Boyce•Peatsy Hollings•Laura Skatell• John Bozzelli•Ceal Irwin•Bonne Taylor• Malcom Burgis•Johnnie Reed•B.B. Weavil
Carmen Bunch, Mayor 1986-2001

 
Erected by City of Isle of Palms South Carolina.
 
Location. 32° 47.341′ N, 79° 46.957′ W. Marker is in Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Palm Blvd. (South Carolina Route 703) near 22nd Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
Plant - a - Palm Marker, along tree lined Palm Blvd, looking northeast image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Plant - a - Palm Marker, along tree lined Palm Blvd, looking northeast
Marker is at or near this postal address: 2104 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms SC 29451, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lord Cornwallis (approx. 1.7 miles away); British Attack at Breach Inlet / Battery Marshall (approx. 2.1 miles away); Victory at Breach Inlet (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Sullivan’s Island (approx. 2.1 miles away); Charles Town in the American Revolution (approx. 2.1 miles away); Liberty or Death (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thomson Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Seaside (approx. 3 miles away).
 
Regarding Plant - a - Palm. The area in and around Charleston, South Carolina suffered mostly from wind damage. Sullivan's Island and the Isle of Palms were cut off from the mainland by the storm's destruction of the Ben Sawyer Bridge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More about Hurricane Hugo
 
Also see . . .  Hurricane Hugo. a destructive Category 5 hurricane that struck Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Croix, Puerto Rico, Antigua and South Carolina in September of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season. (Submitted on January 18, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkDisastersHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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