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

Home at the Lighthouse

 
 
Home at the Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
1. Home at the Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  Children once played in the yard while their parents chopped firewood or hung laundry out to dry. Together, they tended a vegetable garden and gathered eggs from a chicken coop. With its outbuildings and a surrounding picket fence, this was once the lightkeepers' home.

After the lighthouse's 1933 decommissioning, the Civilian Conservation Corps used the house while starting work on Hunting Island State Park. A 1938 fire destroyed the building.

The house was built from pre-fabricated sections that were brought to the island by ship. Originally assembled a mile north of here in 1875, the large wooden house was moved to this site in 1890, following the relocation of the lighthouse.

Arranged as a three-family dwelling the two-story structure housed all light station staff and their families in twelve rooms.
 
Erected by Hunting Island State Park.
 
Location. 32° 22.519′ N, 80° 26.269′ W. Marker is in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from North Beach Road
Marker detail: Keepers Dwelling for a First Order Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Keepers Dwelling for a First Order Lighthouse
0.6 miles north of Hunting Island Drive. Marker is located on the Hunting Island Light Station grounds in Hunting Island State Park, along the walkway south of the lighthouse, overlooking the Keeper's House foundation. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2555 Sea Island Parkway, Saint Helena Island SC 29920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harvesting Drinking Water (a few steps from this marker); Island Delivery Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Fuel for the Flame (within shouting distance of this marker); A Guiding Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Hunting Island Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); A Life-Saving Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapel of Ease (approx. 8.1 miles away); Penn School (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Helena Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hunting Island Lighthouse
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Home at the Lighthouse Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
3. Home at the Lighthouse Marker (wide view)
Lightkeepers' dwelling and outbuildings in 1924 image. Click for full size.
4. Lightkeepers' dwelling and outbuildings in 1924
Lightkeepers' house foundataion & outbuildings as seen from atop the lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 1, 2019
5. Lightkeepers' house foundataion & outbuildings as seen from atop the lighthouse
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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