“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 Shipyards

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1. Hobcaw Shipyards Marker
Inscription.  Shipyards built on Hobcaw Creek included Pritchard’s Shipyard, the largest in colonial South Carolina. Notable ships launched there were the 180 ton Heart of Oak (1776) and the 200 ton Magna Carta (1770). The South Carolina Navy built and maintained naval vessels at Prichard’s during the Revolutionary War. The shipyard industry closed in 1831, after 78 years of operation.
Erected 2002.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
Location. 32° 48.982′ N, 79° 53.004′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of East Hobcaw Drive (State Highway 10-1515) and Hobcaw Drive (State Highway 10-503), on the right when traveling north on East Hobcaw Drive. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard (approx. ¼ mile away); Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine
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October 6, 2010
2. Hobcaw Shipyards Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); I'on Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Bond I'On (approx. 0.4 miles away); Scanlonville (approx. half a mile away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. 0.9 miles away); One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry (approx. 1.2 miles 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 671 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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