Hunting Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hunting Island Light Station
This lighthouse, built of interlocking cast iron plates, was completed in 1875. The light station was originally located on the northern end of the island, but severe beach erosion forced its relocation to this site in 1889. The Hunting Island light continued to aid navigators until 1933 when a buoy took over its function.
In addition to the lighthouse, the light station included housing for the staff, supplies and equipment necessary to keep the light burning. Within this fence are the remaining original buildings and archaeological traces of the Hunting Island Light Station.
(text at left) Help us preserve the past
The Hunting Island Light Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an important part of our nation's past. Please help us preserve it for future generations. Treat the buildings with respect and care. Digging and the use of metal detectors are prohibited on the site.
Erected by Hunting Island State Park.
Location. Touch for map. At Hunting Island State Park, Sea Island Parkway ( US21). Marker is in this post office area: Saint Helena Island SC 29920, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chapel of Ease ( approx. 8.1 miles away); Penn School ( approx. 8.2 miles away); In Honor Of Edith M. Dabbs and James McBride Dabbs ( approx. 8.2 miles away); The Great Sea Island Storm ( approx. 8.2 miles away).
Regarding Hunting Island Light Station. National Register of Historic Places :
Hunting Island State Park Lighthouse ** (added 1970 - Structure - #70000561)
(Also known as Hunting Island Lighthouse )
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: US Coast Guard
♦ Architectural Style: No Style Listed
♦ Area of Significance: Engineering, Commerce
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1925-1949
♦ Owner: State
♦ Historic Function: Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Water-Related
♦ Current Function: Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function:
Also see . . . Hunting Island Lighthouse. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on July 4, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 3, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.