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

The Ferry Tract

 
 
The Ferry Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
December 30, 2026
1. The Ferry Tract Marker
side 1
Inscription. In 1779, Andrew Hibben bought land on the south side of Shem Creek from Jacob Motte, which became known as the Ferry Tract. Until the opening of the Grace Memorial Bridge in August 1929, ferries connected Mount Pleasant to Charleston. Hibben’s Ferry operated until 1847, followed by others on Hog Island, Ferry Street, and Hort’s Grove.

(Side 2):
The Ferry Tract was bordered by Shem Creek and Hibben, Bennett, and Beach streets. From colonial days until the 1980s, small shipyards operated on Shem Creek. A bucket factory was also on the creek leading to the name Factory Street, now Live Oak Drive. Restaurants and shrimp boats line the creek, while private homes occupy the boatyard lands.
 
Erected 2007.
 
Location. 32° 47.358′ N, 79° 52.816′ W. Marker is in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Bennett Street and Live Oak Drive, on the right when traveling north on Bennett Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Pleasant SC 29464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hibben House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hibben House / British Occupation (about 500 feet
The Ferry Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
December 30, 2026
2. The Ferry Tract Marker
side 2
away); Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (about 600 feet away); Haddrell's Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Whilden House / 54th Massachusetts Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Pleasant Home for Destitute Children (approx. ¼ mile away); Pitt Street Merchants (approx. ¼ mile away); Etiwan Masonic Lodge (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mt. Pleasant.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The Ferry Tract Marker image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2010
3. The Ferry Tract Marker
The Ferry Tract Marker, looking north along Bennett Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
4. The Ferry Tract Marker, looking north along Bennett Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2010.   4. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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