Cultural Resources Inventory of the Oyster Point Tract

Author(s): Kara Bridgman; Ralph Bailey

Editor(s): Carol Poplin

Year: 2005


In March and April 2000, Brockington and Associates, Inc. conducted a cultural resources

inventory of the 80 hectare Oyster Point Tract in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. The objectives

of the inventory were to locate all above ground and subsurface cultural resources within the project

tract and to assess each resource for eligibility to the National Register of Historic Places.

Investigators identified eight archaeological resources during the cultural resources

inventory of the Oyster Point Tract. These resources include three previously recorded sites

(38CH951, 38CH952, and 38CH953), one newly recorded site (38CH1753), and four isolated finds

(Isolates 1-4). We recommend site 38CH951, the remains of the Hibben family’s Sea Side

Plantation and Woodland and Mississippian period occupations, eligible for the NRHP under

Criterion D. Site 38CH953, the Palmetto Battery, is listed on the NRHP. Site 38CH1753 is a lime

kiln located in the marsh. We recommended 38CH1753 potentially eligible for the NRHP. Ground

disturbance at 38CH951, 38CH953, and 38CH1753 may have an adverse effect on these significant

or potentially significant cultural resources and should be avoided. We recommend a Memorandum

of Agreement between the owners/developers, the SCDAH, and the lead regulatory agency to ensure

proper, long-term management of these resources.

Site 38CH952 and the Isolates 1-4 are recommended not eligible for the NRHP. Further

management of these resources is not warranted.

Cite this Record

Cultural Resources Inventory of the Oyster Point Tract. Kara Bridgman, Ralph Bailey, Carol Poplin. Mt. Pleasant, SC: Brockington and Associates, Inc. 2005 ( tDAR id: 391116) ; doi:10.6067/XCV88G8N0F

This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1863 to 1865 (The American Civil War and ocuupation of the Palmetto Battery)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -79.94; min lat: 32.727 ; max long: -79.713; max lat: 32.883 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contributor(s): Inna Burns; Roman Crumpton; David Dellenbach; Heather Gray; David Joyner; Autumn Morrison; Daylan Price; Susan Ritter; Carol Poplin

Field Director(s): Kara Bridgman

Lab Director(s): Laura Jervis

Principal Investigator(s): Ralph Bailey

Sponsor(s): Floyd Whitfield

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


General Note: Site 38CH1753 was newly discovered during this survey and was recommended potentially eligible for protection under the NRHP act.

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