Metal Detector Investigations of the Beach City Place Tract


On 12 February–6 March 2007, trained metal detector operators from Brockington and Associates, Inc., undertook intensive metal detector investigations at the Beach City Place Tract on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. These investigations supplemented the survey and testing investigations previously conducted at the tract (Fletcher et al. 2006).

Cite this Record

Metal Detector Investigations of the Beach City Place Tract. Johshua N. Fletcher, James Page. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2008 ( tDAR id: 390985) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8PN96WP

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Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1715 to 1715 (The Yamasee war)

Calendar Date: 1717 to 1717 (A land grant is given to John Barnwell for the north western part of Port Royal Island)

Calendar Date: 1798 to 1798 (William Pope inherist both Fish Haul and Coggins plantations)

Calendar Date: 1862 to 1880 (Mitcheville's existence as a town)

Calendar Date: 1862 to 1862 (Construction of the town of Mitcheville begins with U.S. government assistance during Union occupation of Fish Haul plantation)

Calendar Date: 1863 to 1864 (Construction of the Union Fort Howell at Mitchelville)

Calendar Date: 1880 to 1920 (Mitchelville's continuance as a kinship-based community)

Calendar Date: 1514 to 1520 (Spanish exploration of Hilton Head Island and named the area Sant Elena)

Calendar Date: 1912 to 1912 (Court sided with the Gardner family that the Drayton property was purchased by March Gardner in 1865)

Calendar Date: 1865 to 1866 (March Gardner purchased the tract from Thomas Drayton)

Calendar Date: 1861 to 1868 (Union occupation of Hilton Head Island)

Calendar Date: 1698 to 1698 (A land grant of 48,000 acres on Port Royal Island is given to John Bayley)

Calendar Date: 1684 to 1684 (Lord Cardross of Scotland founds Stuart's Town on Port Royal Island)

Calendar Date: 1563 to 1563 (The French fail at establishing a town on Hilton Head named Port Royal)

Calendar Date: 1526 to 1526 (Spanish efforts at establishing a town on Hilton Head failed)

Calendar Date: 1760 to 1760 (Edward Ellis buys Fish Haul)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -80.843; min lat: 32.079 ; max long: -80.645; max lat: 32.287 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Jonathan Leader; Fran Knight

Contributor(s): Thomas Whitley

Field Director(s): James Page

Principal Investigator(s): Johshua N. Fletcher

Sponsor(s): D & N Partnership

Prepared By(s): Brockington and Associates, Inc.


General Note: This investigation was pushed by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History as a response to Brockington's previous investigation of sites 38BU2223 and 38BU2224. The Department of Archives wanted a more systematic survey due to the historical significance of Mitchelville to the South Carolina low country's history.

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