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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

 
Clickable Map of Beaufort County, South Carolina and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Beaufort County, SC (134) Colleton County, SC (40) Hampton County, SC (24) Jasper County, SC (36)  BeaufortCounty(134) Beaufort County (134)  ColletonCounty(40) Colleton County (40)  HamptonCounty(24) Hampton County (24)  JasperCounty(36) Jasper County (36)
Location of Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
    Beaufort County (134)
    Colleton County (40)
    Hampton County (24)
    Jasper County (36)
 
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1South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — A Guiding Light
Just as this tower is a silent witness to your visit here today, it has watched over Hunting Island since 1875. It is the second lighthouse on the island—the first was destroyed during the Civil War—and this is its second location. . . . Map (db m135384) HM
2South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — A Life-Saving Light Station
Sandbars may not seem dangerous, but those off the coast of Hunting Island could destroy a ship and put everyone onboard in peril. To guard against that, lightkeepers and their families lived here, making sure this lighthouse warned sailors of . . . Map (db m135365) HM
3South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — 7-3 — Chapel of Ease
To St. Helena's Church, Beaufort, S.C. Built about 1740. Made a separate church after the revolution. Burned by forest fire Feb. 22, 1886.Map (db m19647) HM
4South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — Fuel for the Flame
Before electricity, batteries or solar panels, lamplight was generated by oil. And a light bright enough to be seen from seventeen miles away needed a lot of oil! The oil that powered the Hunting Island Lighthouse was stored here. Constructed . . . Map (db m135387) HM
5South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — Harvesting Drinking Water
Digging a well doesn't work on barrier islands. The shaft can only reach brackish water that's unfit to drink. In fact, there's no reliable natural source of drinkable water on Hunting Island. To compensate, the lighthouse staff members and their . . . Map (db m135390) HM
6South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — Home at the Lighthouse
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 . . . Map (db m135391) HM
7South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — In Honor Of Edith M. Dabbs and James McBride Dabbs
In Honor Of Edith M. Dabbs for her work and leadership in preserving historic documents and photographs of Penn School and for her contributions as author of Face of an Island and Sea Island Diary and James McBride . . . Map (db m13432) HM
8South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — Island Delivery Service
With no bridges to Hunting Island, all supplies—whether oil for the lighthouse's lamp or books for the lightkeeper's family—had to come by boat from the mainland. In 1889, a wharf was built at Johnson Creek and 3,000 feet of-wooden . . . Map (db m135389) HM
9South Carolina (Beaufort County), Saint Helena Island — 7-15 — Penn School
[front text] One of the first schools for blacks in the South, Penn School, was reorganized as Penn Normal, Industrial and Agricultural School in 1901. As a result of this change, incorporating principals of education found at both . . . Map (db m20294) HM
 
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