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

Jean Ribault Monument

 
 
Jean Ribault Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 22, 2008
1. Jean Ribault Monument Marker
Inscription. Here stood Charlesfort, built 1562 by Jean Ribault for Admiral Coligny. A Refuge for Hugunenots and to the glory of France.

Erected 1925 by the Government of the United States of America to mark the first stronghold of France on this Continent.
 
Erected 1925.
 
Location. 32° 18.371′ N, 80° 40.535′ W. Marker is in Parris Island, South Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Belleau Wood Road. Touch for map. Located on the Paris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot on Belleau Wood Road, east of the Circle. 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. Fort San Marcos & The Ribaut Monument (here, next to this marker); Fort San Marcos (here, next to this marker); Charlesfort-Santa Elena Site (a few steps from this marker); The First Inhabitants (a few steps from this marker); Aqui Estuvo España (a few steps from this marker); Northern Most Known Bastion of Spanish Florida (a few steps from this marker); Parris Island Indians (within shouting distance of this marker); Parris Island Lighthouses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parris Island.
 
More about this marker.
Jean Ribault Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 22, 2008
2. Jean Ribault Monument Marker
Despite what the marker says, the site it marks is NOT the location of Charlesfort. It is actually the location of Santa Elena, a Spanish fort. The location of Charlesfort is about 100 yards to the north of the monument. Charlesfort, however, was the first French settlement in the United States. It was also the first settlement from any nation that was founded as a haven for religious persecution.
 
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Jean Ribault Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
3. Jean Ribault Monument
Octagonal steel whose decorative images include double wreathes of local leaf motif at top, the coat of arms of France and a Bible. The front side with the coat of arms faces towards France.
Jean Ribaut Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
4. Jean Ribaut Monument
Jean Ribault Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, February 22, 2008
5. Jean Ribault Monument Marker
Jean Ribaut Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
6. Jean Ribaut Monument Marker
Along Port Royal Sound
Jean Ribaut Monument Marker at the base image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
7. Jean Ribaut Monument Marker at the base
Simons & Lapham A.I.A. : Architects
Ribaut / French Monument Displayed at Gateway to Marine Recruit Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 26, 2009
8. Ribaut / French Monument Displayed at Gateway to Marine Recruit Depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,342 times since then and 141 times this year. Last updated on August 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   6, 7, 8. submitted on August 16, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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