Sewee Mound

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Sewee Mound
Sewee Shell Ring E 1.jpg
Sewee Shell Ring, September 2011
Sewee Mound is located in South Carolina
Sewee Mound
Sewee Mound is located in the United States
Sewee Mound
LocationSalt Pond Road (FS Road 243), Awendaw, South Carolina
Coordinates32°59′48″N 79°36′37″W / 32.99667°N 79.61028°W / 32.99667; -79.61028Coordinates: 32°59′48″N 79°36′37″W / 32.99667°N 79.61028°W / 32.99667; -79.61028
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 #70000571[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1970

Sewee Mound (38CH45), also known as the Old Fort, is a historic mound located near Awendaw, 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 149 feet in diameter and stands 10 feet high. The midden is largely composed of oyster shell. A smaller midden is located nearby.[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). "Sewee Mound" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sewee Mound, Charleston County (Address Restricted)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved April 28, 2019.