Mount Pleasant Magazine March/April 2021

57 www. ReadMPM. com | www. VOICE forRea l Es tate. com | www.MountPl easantBu i l der s . com A s the new century unfolded, Mount Pleasant’s rural identity began a metamorphosis. The lone hamlet of Greenwich, once surrounded by .miles of woods and farmland, would be joined by three other small settlements. New industries would appear, and the harborside community would become a hub of activity. Greenwich Village had been established in 1765, with 50 waterfront acres carved into residential lots and streets named King, Queen, Pitt and Bay. Another 50 acres of woodland, designated as the Common, provided accessible firewood for residents. It was bordered by Pitt, McCants, Boundary and Morrison Streets. Pubs called the Snuggery and Scott’s Tavern helped to complete the quaint scene. Nearly 40 years later, Jacob Motte’s plantation, named Mount Pleasant, was acquired by James Hibben, who divided the land into 35 residential lots with five streets — Beach, Bennett, Whilden, Boundary and Venning — and aptly named his community Mount Pleasant. When this little village merged with Greenwich in 1837, the town of Mount Pleasant was incorporated. A decade later, Hilliardsville, surrounded by Pitt, Middle, Center and Royall Streets, was developed by BY MARY COY A Town is Created Part 2 in 340 Years Of Mount Pleasant History Photos by Mar y Coy.