Historic Markers Across South Carolina


Marker ID: SCHM 10-24
Location: SE corner, US 17 and road 1189
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 33° 05.989    W 079° 28.139
  33.099817    -79.468983
Style: Free Standing **


McClellanville began in the late 1850s and early 1860s when local plantation owners A. J. McClellan and R. T. Morrison sold lots in the vicinity of Jeremy Creek to planters of the Santee Delta, who sought relief from summer fevers. ´The first store opened soon after the Civil War, and the village became the social and economic center for a wide area that produced timber, rice,

cotton, naval stores, and seafoods. Incorporated in 1926 and encircled by the Francis Marion National Forest and Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, McClellanville is best known for its shrimp fleet and seafood industries. Except for a period during the Civil War, two lighthouses in the Wildlife Refuge served as beacons to coastal shipping from 1827 to 1947.

Erected by St. James, Santee, Historical Society - 1995