Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard

Shipyard Road / Shelmore Boulevard (HMPAU)

Location: Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Charleston County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 49.113', W 79° 52.826'

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Shipyard Road

A close relationship existed between the Jacob Bond family of Hobcaw Plantation and the owners of the nearby colonial shipyards. The plantation's live oaks and longleaf pines were used to build ships. East and West Shipyard roads follow the route of the original road from Mathis Ferry Road to the shipyard and are still lined with some of the oak trees.

Shelmore Boulevard
The Shelmore Oyster Products Company bought Hobcaw Plantation in 1938. The company's goal was to "shell more and sell more" oysters. The land became a truck farm that produced vegetables for area markets. The firm also canned locally grown tomatoes and okra. Farming was an important economic source for the area until the mid twentieth century.

Year Placed2007
Placed ByTown of Mount Pleasant
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:13pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 604801 N 3631726
Decimal Degrees32.81855000, -79.88043333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 49.113', W 79° 52.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 49' 6.78" N, 79° 52' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 182 N Shelmore Blvd, Mt Pleasant SC 29464, US
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