Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Shem Creek

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Location: just north of Shem Creek on West Coleman Boulevard, Mt Pleasant, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 47.619    W 079° 52.911
  32.79365    -79.88185
Style: Free Standing **


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 in 2002