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Fort Johnson, Powder Magazine

  • Address: 217 Fort Johnson Rd
  • Vicinity: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources compound, 3 mi SE of Historic Charleston
  • Island of James Island in Charleston
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1791/05/05 George Washington Guest Washington visits the Works of Fort Johnson on James's Island, and Fort Moultree on Sullivans Island, both of which are in ruins, and scarcely a trace of the latter left-the former quite fallen. George Washington's Southern Tour

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Particulars for Fort Johnson, Powder Magazine:
Cultural Affiliation English Colonial
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Military
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Powder Magazine
Sight Category Site
Owner State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 14th September 1972

Registry Name: Fort JohnsonPowder Magazine
Registry Address: About 3 mi. SE of Charleston on James Island
Registry Number: 72001197
Resource Type: Site
Owner: State
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 90
Contributing Buildings: 1
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Military, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: English
Period of Significance: 1850-1874, 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1708, 1765, 1861
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Education
Current Sub-Function: Research facility

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