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 installations, tourists and retired persons contribute heavily to the present economy.
Erected 2007 by Beaufort County.
Location. Touch for map. at Riverfront Park, Between Charles and Scott Streets, alongside the Beaufort River. 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. 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); Beaufort South Carolina Tricentennial (about 700 feet away); First Fort (about 800 feet away); Tabernacle Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Smalls (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 Hilton Head Island and neighboring sea islands have become popular resort and retirement destinations. Some famous residents of Beaufort County are naturalists Alexander Garden (ca. 1730-1791) and Stephen Elliott (1771-1830); Robert Smalls (1839-1915), a former slave who became a United States
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Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,557 times since then and 24 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.