Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Rifle Range Road

Marker ID: SCHM 10-32
Location: On Ben Sawyer Blvd (SC 703) at McCants Dt., Mt Pleasant, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 47.618    W 079° 51.363
  32.79363333    -79.85605
Style: Free Standing **


A U.S. Navy rifle range was built near here during World War I on the site of an old S.C. National Guard firing range. Included were 100 targets, 2 armories, a 600~ seat mess hall, 12 barracks and auxiliary buildings. After 1918 the 100~ acre site leased from George F. Goblet, now Harborgate Shores, was used by the National Guard, Army Reserves, and Citadel cadets until 1937.

Erected by the Christ Church Parish Preservation Society