“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mt. Pleasant in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine

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1. Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker
Inscription. In 1770, the South Carolina colonial government authorized construction of a powder magazine near the Wando River plantations and Hobcaw Point shipyards. A four-sided earthen embankment with a brick powder magazine and guardhouse stood near here from 1772 to 1783, on the land of Capt. Clement Lempriere. A detachment of colonial militia was assigned to protect the magazine.
Location. 32° 48.774′ N, 79° 53.033′ W. Marker is in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Muirhead Road (State Highway 10-503) and Sugar Cane Way, on the right when traveling south on Muirhead Road. Touch 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. Hobcaw Shipyards (approx. ¼ mile away); Jacob Bond I'On (approx. ¼ mile away); Scanlonville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard (approx. 0.4 miles away); I'on Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. 0.9 miles away); Channel 2 & Suzie Q (approx. 1.2 miles away).
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2010
2. Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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