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

Brickyard Plantation

Brickyard Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 13, 2010
1. Brickyard Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Brickyard Plantation is a portion of the vast Boone Hall Plantation. The soils that cover much of the tract contain dense red clay and sand making it suitable for brick production. In 1817, “a plantation with a Brick Yard established thereon called Boon Hall” was purchased by John and Henry Horlbeck. The brothers were partners in the construction industry having built several notable structures in Charleston such as the St John’s Lutheran Church and St. Stephen’s Chapel. The Horlbecks developed the brick yard into a major enterprise. From 1850 to 1860, twenty five million bricks were produced at a profit of $170,000. The brick yard operated throughout the nineteenth century and was later known as the Horlbeck Brick and Tile Company. The facility consisted of several kilns, workshops, drying areas, a brick lined cistern, a commissary, and a steam boiler. The boiler’s brick chimney stands today.
Erected 2009.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
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32° 51.342′ N, 79° 48.138′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29466, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sweetgrass Baskets (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Lines (approx. one mile away); Snee Farm (approx. one mile away); Christ Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Christ Church (approx. one mile away); Boone Hall Plantation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Shell Rings and Shell Middens (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles Pinckney (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Brickyard Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
April 13, 2010
2. Brickyard Plantation Marker
Brickyard Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2010
3. Brickyard Plantation Marker
Brick chimney from brickmaking facility image. Click for full size.
4. Brick chimney from brickmaking facility
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 1,247 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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