Horse Island (Rockville, South Carolina)

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Horse Island
Nearest cityRockville, South Carolina
Area1.5 acres (0.61 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 #70000587[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 10, 1970

Horse Island (38CH14) is a historic mound located near Rockville, 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 156 feet in diameter and stands 4 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). "Horse Island" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Horse Island, Charleston County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-08-01.