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Shem Creek

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 16, 2009
1. Shem Creek Marker
Inscription. The name of this deepwater tidal creek is derived from the Indian word "Shemee." The creek has been an important site for shipbuilding, fishing, transportation, and milling industries since the early 1700's. Shem Creek also was known as Sullivan's, Dearsley's, Parris, and Lempriere's creek. It is now known for its shrimping trawlers, charter boats and restaurants.
 
Erected 2002.
 
Location. 32° 47.623′ N, 79° 52.916′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on West Coleman Boulevard. 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. Haddrell's Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ferry Tract (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hibben House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hibben House / British Occupation (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Whilden House / 54th Massachusetts Regiment (approx. half a mile away); "The Kings Highway" (approx. half a mile away); Etiwan Masonic Lodge (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Shem Creek
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
2. Shem Creek Marker
. (Submitted on July 11, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Mt. Pleasant, & Shem Creek, in South Carolina - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 11, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. LandmarksWaterways & Vessels
 
Shem Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
3. Shem Creek Marker
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
4. Shem Creek
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, May 17, 2009
5. Shem Creek
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Image from Amazon
6. Shem Creek the Book
Shem Creek is also the setting for a novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on July 10, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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