Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beaufort County South Carolina
Civil War and Forward
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
Erected 2007 by Beaufort County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1746.
Location. 32° 25.828′ N, 80° 40.383′ W. Marker is in Beaufort, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker can be reached from Charles Street. at Riverfront Park, Between Charles and Scott Streets, alongside the Beaufort River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beaufort SC 29902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); The Capt. Francis Saltus House (about 700 feet away); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 700 feet away); The Sam Levin Building (about 700 feet away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,701 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6, 7. submitted on July 25, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.