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

Beaufort County South Carolina

Civil War and Forward

 
 
Beaufort County South Carolina Civil War and Forward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Beaufort County South Carolina Civil War and Forward Marker
Inscription. 1860 - On November 7,1861 a flotilla of U.S. warships steamed into Port Royal and the "Cotton Kingdom" came to a swift and thunderous end. The planters were forced to flee inland, many never to return, abandoning homes, lands and slaves. Beaufort became headquarters for the U.S. Army Department of the South and the chief base for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The houses were used by the occupying forces and thus saved for future generations.

After the war the tough-minded adapted quickly and struggled back from defeat and reprisal. The long-fibered "Sea Island Cotton" recovered and continued to support the economy. The coming of the boll weevil, some sixty years later, banished cotton forever from the sea islands. In 1892 a great storm came ashore at the high tide, piling water on water until the islands were swept clean of agriculture and shipping. Thousands drowned.

Now, where rice, indigo and cotton once flourished, cattle, feed crops, vegetables and soybeans grow. A fishing fleet " drags" the local waters for shrimp. Crabs and oysters are harvested for local consumption and export. Clean industry, military installations, tourists and retired persons contribute heavily to the present economy.
 
Erected 2007 by Beaufort County.
 
Location.
Riverfront park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Riverfront park
32° 25.828′ N, 80° 40.383′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Charles Street. Click for map. at Riverfront Park, Between Charles and Scott Streets, alongside the Beaufort River. 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. Thomas Heyward, Jr. (here, next to this marker); Beaufort County, South Carolina (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Beaufort County, South Carolina (here, next to this marker); Verdier House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 700 feet away); First Fort (about 800 feet away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Smalls (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaufort.
 
Regarding Beaufort County South Carolina. The United States Marine Corps began training recruits at Parris Island in 1915, and later in the twentieth century Hilton Head Island and neighboring sea islands have become popular resort and retirement destinations. Some famous residents of Beaufort County are naturalists Alexander Garden (ca. 1730-1791) and Stephen Elliott (1771-1830); Robert Smalls (1839-1915), a former slave who became a United States Congressman;
Shrimp boats image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 2004
3. Shrimp boats
The Movie Forrest Gump was filmed in Beaufort and various locations in Beaufort County
boxer Joe Frazier; and writer Pat Conroy.
and
"in·di·go " (a). Any of various shrubs or herbs of the genus Indigofera in the pea family, having odd-pinnate leaves and usually red or purple flowers in axillary racemes. (b). A blue dye obtained from these plants
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
Shrimping is a big local industry image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 2006
4. Shrimping is a big local industry
Former train stop at Yemassee for Parris Island recruits image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2007
5. Former train stop at Yemassee for Parris Island recruits
Beaufort Historic District: National Historic Landmark Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2011
6. Beaufort Historic District: National Historic Landmark Landmark
Beaufort Historic District *** (added 1969 - - #69000159) ♦ Bounded by the Beaufort River, Bladen, Hamar, and Boundary Sts. , Beaufort
♦ Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
♦ Architectural Style: Greek Revival, Federal
♦ Area of Significance: Military, Commerce, Politics/Government, Black, Social History, Community Planning And Development, Exploration/Settlement, Native American, Architecture
♦ Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1700-1749, 1650-1699, 1600-1649, 1500-1599
♦ Owner: Local , Private
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Religion, Social
♦ Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Meeting Hall, Religious Structure, Single Dwelling, Specialty Store
United States District Courthouse, Beaufort image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 10, 2011
7. United States District Courthouse, Beaufort
 
 
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