Fort Palmetto

Fort Palmetto is a historic artillery battery located at Christ Church Parish, Hamlin Sound, Charleston County, South Carolina. It was built in late 1861, and was at the easternmost end of the Christ Church Parish line of defense. At the end of the war this battery mounted one nine-inch gun and two rifled thirty-two pounders. The earthen redoubt measures approximately 160 feet long and 80 feet wide. It has a 15 foot high parapet wall and a powder magazine about 25 feet in height.[2][3]

Fort Palmetto
Fort Palmetto is located in South Carolina
Fort Palmetto
Fort Palmetto is located in the United States
Fort Palmetto
LocationChrist Church Parish, Hamlin Sound, South Carolina
Coordinates32°49′23″N 79°45′56″W / 32.82306°N 79.76556°W / 32.82306; -79.76556Coordinates: 32°49′23″N 79°45′56″W / 32.82306°N 79.76556°W / 32.82306; -79.76556
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1861 (1861)
MPSCivil War Defenses of Charleston TR
NRHP reference No.82003842[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 11, 1982

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[1]

Fort Palmetto is now part of Fort Palmetto Park, a Town of Mount Pleasant park which opened in 2015.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Fort Palmetto" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Fort Palmetto, Charleston County (Christ Church Parish)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-08-01.