Hilton Head Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery
Erected 1973 by Hilton Head Island Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-12.)
Location. 32° 12.118′ N, 80° 41.961′ W. Marker is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on William Hilton Parkway near Mathews Drive and William Hilton Parkway (Route 278), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is near a driveway at the southbound merge of Mathews Drive (Folly Field) to US 278 (William Hilton Parkway). Marker is in this post office area: Hilton Head Island SC 29928, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Ambush (within shouting distance of this marker); Hilton Head Island Veterans Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away); First African Baptist Church First African Baptist Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Queen Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church Beginnings (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Sherman (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hilton Head Island.
Regarding Zion Chapel of Ease and Cemetery. During the American Revolution nearby Daufuskie Island split with the main of South Carolina and maintained its ties to England, from which the planters had gained a generous price for their main crop of indigo. This created tension with Patriots on Hilton Head; their derisive moniker for Daufuskie was "Little Bermuda," and the island's inhabitants. This mutual disdain occasionally erupted into violence, including the murder of Daufuskian Capt. Martinangel by a "Bloody Legion" from Hilton Head, who retaliated for his killing of Hilton Head planter Charles Davant.
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Hilton Head Island, SC. In 1788, a small Episcopal church called the Zion Chapel of Ease (Submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,665 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on July 3, 2018, by Lou Benfante of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.