Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The King’s Highway

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Location: in front of the Moultrie Middle School at 645 Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 47.464    W 079° 52.404
  32.79106666    -79.8734
Style: Free Standing **


In the 1700s, the King´s Highway began in Virginia and wound down the coast through the Carolinas. The section of the road that passed through Mount Pleasant became one of the first coastal roadways serving as a colonial post road for the delivery of mail. Present George Washington traveled this route in 1791 during his Southern tour. The road later designated S.C. 40, then U.S. 17.

Erect by the town of Mount Pleasant, 2004