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

One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry

 
 
One Hand Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2019
1. One Hand Sanders Marker
Inscription.  One Hand Sanders
Sometime between the 1790s and 1820s, a brownstone marker with an engraved hand was erected near this site directing the way to Prince's Ferry. The marker was originally located near the intersection of Mathis Ferry Road and Highway 17. A 1790s dispute between Hibben's Ferry and Prince's Ferry, settled by the state legislature, is possibly the reason the marker was moved to Remley's Point, where it was used as a property corner marker for land owned by Roger Sanders. Referred to as the "One Hand Sanders" marker, it is engraved with the phrase "Three & an half Miles to Prince's Ferry." A replica of the original marker is located here. The original marker is currently on display at The Charleston Museum.

(Reverse):
Prince's Ferry
In August of 1765, the state legislature granted Captain Clement Lempriere a petition to re-activate the old ferry, known as the Hobcaw Ferry, formerly occupied by William Watson. Captain Lempriere sporadically operated the ferry until his death in 1778. Following his death, the ferry remained dormant until Captain Lempriere's grandson, Captain Lempriere Prince, assumed
One Hand Sanders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2019
2. One Hand Sanders Marker
control in the early 1790s. The ferry became known as Prince's Ferry and was located at Lempriere's Point, just south of Molasses Creek and Hobcaw Point at the mouth of the Wando River. Prince's Ferry remained a ferry service to Charleston until December 1821 when William Matthews obtained permission to operate what later became known as Mathis Ferry.
 
Erected 2019.
 
Location. 32° 48.11′ N, 79° 53.666′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Magrath Darby Boulevard and Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Magrath Darby Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Channel 2 & Suzie Q (approx. mile away); Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harry M. Hallman, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milton's Ferry Tavern (approx. half a mile away); Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum/The Medal of Honor Museum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Scanlonville (approx. 0.7 miles away); USS Yorktown (CV~10) (approx. mile away); Cold War Submarine Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
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One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2019
3. One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry Marker
Reproduction of the One Hand Sanders marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 9, 2019
4. Reproduction of the One Hand Sanders marker
Reverse of Reproduction Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 10, 2019
5. Reverse of Reproduction Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2019, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 87 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 24, 2019, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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