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Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Beaufort

 
 
Beaufort Marker, now a new location Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
1. Beaufort Marker, now a new location
( pronounced "byew-furt" )
Inscription.
Second oldest town in South Carolina,
Authorized by the Lords Proprietors,
December 20, 1710,
Chartered January 17, 1711,
Laid out prior to February 16, 1717,
Incorporated by the state,
December 17, 1808

 
Erected by the Beaufort Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the South Carolina, Beaufort County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 32° 26.416′ N, 80° 41.152′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Boundary Street (U.S. 21) near Ribaut Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Address (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st SC Infantry Of African Descent (approx. 0.4 miles away); Re-interred 19 African-American Civil War Volunteers (approx. 0.4 miles away); Beaufort Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Helena's Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Helena's Episcopal Church
Beaufort Marker, moved to a new location in 2010, looking west along Boundry Street (US 21) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, January 2011
2. Beaufort Marker, moved to a new location in 2010, looking west along Boundry Street (US 21)
(approx. 0.8 miles away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maxcy - Rhett House / "Secession House" (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
 
More about this marker. Moved to present location in 2010
 
Regarding Beaufort. Beaufort has been the setting for several novels by native son Pat Conroy, and a popular filming location for major motion pictures, including The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Forrest Gump, Something To Talk About and GI Jane.

National Register of Historic Places :
Beaufort Historic District *** (added 1969 - District - #69000159)
♦ Bounded by the Beaufort River, Bladen, Hamar, and Boundary Sts., Beaufort
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Federal, Greek Revival
♦ Area of Significance: Black, Social History, Politics/Government, Community Planning And Development, Architecture, Military, Native American, Commerce, Exploration/Settlement
♦ Period of Significance: 1500-1599,
Beaufort Marker, near intersection Ribaut Road with Boundry Street (US 21) Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Beaufort Marker, near intersection Ribaut Road with Boundry Street (US 21)
1600-1649, 1650-1699, 1700-1749, 1750-1799, 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949
♦ Owner: Private , Local Gov't
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion, Social
♦ Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Meeting Hall, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic
♦ Current Sub-function: Department Store, Meeting Hall, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
 
Also see . . .
1. Beaufort, in Wikipedia. The Treaty of Beaufort fixing the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia was signed in the city in 1787. (Submitted on April 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. National Register Information on Beaufort Historic District. Beaufort is significant for its role as a major center of South Carolina’s antebellum plantation culture, its contribution to the history of the Civil War, and for its role it played in African-American history both during and after the war. (Submitted on September 18, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Beaufort Marker, seen at former location Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
4. Beaufort Marker, seen at former location
Original Coordinates :32° 26.493′ N, 80° 41.674′ W
Beaufort Marker , formerly alongside Battery Creek Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Beaufort Marker , formerly alongside Battery Creek
Beaufort Historical Landmark, awarded in 1974 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2010
6. Beaufort Historical Landmark, awarded in 1974
Home to the Beaufort Arsenal image, Click for more information
By Mike Stroud, 2008
7. Home to the Beaufort Arsenal
" Erected in 1798 and rebuilt in 1852, the Beaufort Arsenal was the home of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, commissioned in 1802, which had its roots in an earlier company organized in 1776 and served valiantly in the Revolutionary War. The BVA was stationed at Fort Beauregard during the Battle of Port Royal on November 7, 1861. "
Click for more information.
Beaufort is home to Marine Corps Training, East Coast at Parris Island Photo, Click for full size
8. Beaufort is home to Marine Corps Training, East Coast at Parris Island
Shrimping , big business in Beaufort Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2004
9. Shrimping , big business in Beaufort
National Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
10. National Cemetery
" These hallowed grounds hold the remains of at least nineteen black Union soldiers, 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, who lost their lives on Folly Island in the siege of Charleston, during the winter encampment of Nov 1863 - Feb 1864, Civil War. "
Beaufort , home of Maxey Rhett House, where informal talks of secession were held Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 22, 2009
11. Beaufort , home of Maxey Rhett House, where informal talks of secession were held
Beaufort College located in Beaufort Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 7, 2008
12. Beaufort College located in Beaufort
Beaufort's Verdier house, where Lafayette addressed the local citizens March 18, 1825 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud
13. Beaufort's Verdier house, where Lafayette addressed the local citizens March 18, 1825
 
 
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