Shem Creek Inn is a gorgeous hotel located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. It is perfectly placed on the waterfront overlooking Shem Creek, which is the home of Charleston shrimp boat fleet. In all of Mt. Pleasant, Shem Creek is the most popular hotel to stay. It is surrounded by many restaurants, hotels, and amazing wildlife. Aside from all of the attractions the history of Shem Creek is something that most people will not know when visiting. There is over 300 years of history right before your eyes.
Shem Creek is a traditional harbor that has rich history of many local residents over the past 300 years. The beautiful waterway has had many names before it officially became Shem Creek. Some of the past names included Sullivan’s, Dearsley’s, Parris, and Lempriere’s. Shem Creek was discovered by the Indian word, “Shemee.” The water goes from Mt. Pleasant’s historic district and ends up with direct access to the Charleston Harbor.
There has been much history that has happened on Shem Creek. Starting in 1706 when Carolinians defeated the French during an attack located between Shem Creek and the Wando River. Later in 1740 there ended up being a plantation and lime kiln on the creek. They then built a fort at the mouth of the creek for protection during the American Revolution. Many years down the road in May 1971, George Washington embarked a vessel on Shem Creek and ended up traveling to Charleston.
Shem Creek ended up being one of the main commercial hub spots for Shem Creek Shrimping Boats. Over time the waterway has given access to many people to the mills, factories, and commercial fishing. Today you will find many people fishing along Shem Creek and enjoying the beautiful views. Be sure to talk to an employee at Shem Creek Inn to learn more about the history and be able to see all of the gorgeous sites.