The Old Powder Magazine

The Old Powder Magazine (HMIBL)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.772', W 79° 55.806'

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The Old Powder Magazine
is the only public building remaining from the era of the Lords Proprietors, the eight English aristocrats who owned Carolina from 1670 to 1719.
Charles Town, as the capital and southernmost English settlement on the continent, was strategically important. The town was repeatedly attacked by pirates, marauding Spanish naval vessels, and Indians. Along with the high walls and a moat that surrounded Charles Town, the Powder Magazine, as the principal storehouse of munitions and gunpowder, was crucial for the defense of the city.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 10:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 600195 N 3627352
Decimal Degrees32.77953333, -79.93010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.772', W 79° 55.806'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 46.32" N, 79° 55' 48.36" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79 Cumberland St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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