Cultural Resources Inventory of the Oyster Point Tract
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
Annular Pearlware Sherd • Brass Buttons • British Brown Stoneware • Chimney Falls • Chinese Porcelain Sherds • Christ Church Parish • Colonoware Sherds • Copahee Sound • Creamware Sherds • Deptford Fabric Impressed Sherd • Green Shell-edged Pearlware Sherd • Hibben's Plantation • Kaolin Pipe Stems • Palmetto Battery • Pearlware Sherds • Redware Sherds • Whiteware Sherds
Calendar Date: 1863 to 1865 (The American Civil War and ocuupation of the Palmetto Battery)
min long: -79.94; min lat: 32.727 ; max long: -79.713; max lat: 32.883 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
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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