Buzzard's Island Site

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Buzzard's Island Site
Nearest cityMount Pleasant, South Carolina
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
MPSHistoric Resources of the Late Archaic-Early Woodland Period Shell Rings of South Carolina, ca. 1,000-2,200 years B.C
NRHP reference #70000584[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1970

Buzzard's Island Site is a historic mound located near Mount Pleasant, Charleston County, South Carolina. It is one of 20 or more prehistoric shell rings located from the central coast of South Carolina to the central coast of Georgia. On average, it measures 178 feet in diameter and stands 3 feet high. The midden is largely composed of oyster shell.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ E. Thomas Hemings (April 1970). "Buzzard's Island Site" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Buzzard's Island Site, Charleston County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-08-01.