Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Wando Pottery

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Location: intersection of South Carolina Route 41 and Rivertown Blvd, Mount Pleasant, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 53.792    W 079° 49.154
  32.89653333    -79.81923333
Style: Free Standing **


Indians living along the Wando River 1200 years ago made distinctive pottery using limestone and clay from the river banks. This type of pottery is found only in the Wando River Basin and is distinguished by the presence of limestone used to temper the clay during the firing process. Some pottery shards exhibit impressed and stamped designs.