“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mt. 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.
Location. 32° 48.982′ N, 79° 53.004′ W. Marker is in Mt. 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.
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 (approx. ¼ mile away); I'on Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob Bond I'On (approx. 0.4
Hobcaw Shipyards Marker image. Click for full size.
October 6, 2010
2. Hobcaw Shipyards Marker
miles away); Scanlonville (approx. half a mile away); Greenhill Community / Greenhill Farming (approx. 0.9 miles away); Riverside Beach / White's Paridise (approx. 1.4 miles away).
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2010. This page has been viewed 541 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2010. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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