Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard
A close relationship existed between the Jacob Bond family of Hobcaw Plantation and the owners of the nearby colonial shipyards. The plantation’s live oaks and longleaf pines were used to build ships. East and West Shipyard roads follow the route of the original road from Mathis Ferry Road to the shipyard and are still lined with some of the oak trees.
The Shelmore Oyster Products Company bought Hobcaw Plantation in 1938. The company's goal was to "shell more and sell more" oysters. The land became a truck farm that produced vegetables for area markets. The firm also canned locally grown tomatoes and okra. Farming was an important economic source for the area until the mid twentieth century.
Erected 2007 by Town of Mount Pleasant.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 32° 49.113′ N, 79° 52.826′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Maybank Green / Hobcaw Plantation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hobcaw Shipyards (approx. ¼ mile away); I'on Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob Bond I'On (approx. half a mile away); Scanlonville (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. ¾ mile away); One Hand Sanders / Prince's Ferry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 11, 2010. 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.