“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine

Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary.
Location. 32° 48.774′ N, 79° 53.033′ W. Marker is in Mount 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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2010
2. Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); I'on Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. 0.9 miles away); One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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