Historical Marker for shell rings and middens in Mt Pleasant

 

Did you know that Mount Pleasant was home to native Americans the Seewees? According to Wikipedia

The site of Mount Pleasant was originally occupied by the Sewee people, an Algonquian language-speaking tribe.

The first English colonists arrived in 1680. They were under the leadership of “Captain Florentia O’Sullivan. Captain O’Sullivan had been granted 2,340 acres, which included not only the island that bears his name, but also the land that was to become Mount Pleasant. On the earliest map of the time this area was called “North Point”.

According to SciWay, the Seewee people’s home was, ” On the lower Santee River in Berkeley, Charleston, and Georgetown counties, southward toward the Wando River and westward toward present-day Moncks Corner. They were northern neighbors of the Etiwan.”

To learn more about these native citizens of the region, visit the Town of Mt. Pleasant’s website.

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