McClellanville began along the banks of Jeremy Creek in the mid-1800’s as a coastal retreat away from the swampy, mosquito-infested rice fields of the plantations along the Santee River. The town flourished among the rich natural resources and its greater distance from cities led to a self-sufficient mindset which still exists today. The town was incorporated in 1926 and has put into place a myriad of rules and regulations that offer greater protection from growth and over-development to residents who enjoy the peace and quiet of this rural escape. Today, the cities of Georgetown and Mt. Pleasant offer additional employment opportunities just a 25 minute drive away.

Jeremy Creek has always served as the hub of the town and is presently home to a large shrimp boat fleet, as well as clammers, oystermen, crabbers, and fishermen. Their bounties can be purchased fresh from the local seafood markets or eaten cooked to perfection by numerous local restaurants. The annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet is a 46-year-strong tradition held at McClellanville’s boat landing to celebrate its seafood industry every May.

McClellanville’s historic district, known by locals as “The Village,” hosts a vast collection of historic homes and churches down oak-lined avenues. A quaint business district includes T.W. Graham’s restaurant, O&C boutique, and the world headquarters of MCVL Realty. The historic district also includes the town’s boat landing, museum, marina, shrimp docks, and seafood markets. McClellanville’s highway commercial district along Highway 17 offers several more restaurants, gas stations, a marine supply and repair shop, and a Dollar General.

McClellanville Neighborhoods

Historic District
Mouzons Bluff sign
Mouzons Bluff
Silver Hill

McClellanville Attractions

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