Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hobcaw Point Powder Magazine

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Location: at the intersection of Muirhead Road (State Road 10-503) and Sugar Cane Way, Mount Pleasant, SC.
County: Charleston
Coordinates: N 32° 48.774    W 079° 53.03
  32.8129    -79.88383333
Style: Free Standing **


In 1770, the South Carolina colonial government authorized construction of a powder magazine near the Wando River plantations and Hobcaw Point shipyards. A four-sided earthen embankment with a brick powder magazine and guardhouse stood near here from 1772 to 1783, on the land of Capt. Clement Lempriere. A detachment of colonial militia was assigned to protect the magazine.

Erected 2002