The importance of the investment that the US Navy made in Beaufort County at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th century is a key point in volume 3, Bridging the Sea Islands's Past and Present, by Lawrence Rowland and Stephen Wise, University of South Carolina Press, 2015. In the words of … Continue reading Ribbon Creek Incident, 8 April 1956: A List of Links and Materials
Retold by Dennis Adams, Information Services Coordinator (Retired), written for the Beaufort County Library website in 2007 and re-posted with minimal editing by Beaufort District Collection Manager, Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA on 31 October 2016. Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. The most famous of these many … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 6: The Land’s End Light
The Beaufort District Collection, the special local history collection and archives of the Beaufort County Library system (SC), occasionally prepares presentations from our holdings for library programs and outreach efforts. The Emily Geiger Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution asked me to speak to their group in March 2014 on the topic of the United … Continue reading Beaufort District’s Role in Forming and Adopting the US Constitution
This list of materials about the people, places, events, and key themes of our local history was prepared by the Beaufort District Collection, the special collections and archives unit of the Beaufort County Library system. The Beaufort County Library is a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina. Please note that materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not available for checkout. Come visit us. The BDC Research Room is customarily open Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM; the Research Room is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Historical Resources Coordinator, Beaufort County Library. (Originally posted: 31 October 2012; Latest update: 16 July 2015.) The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and share a research collection of permanent value about the history, Gullah culture, natural history, archaeology and genealogy of … Continue reading Storm of 1893 Death List
(Bay Street, after the hurricane of 1893; Courtesy of Beaufort County Library) The Hurricane of 1893 was the most devastating natural disaster to ever befall Beaufort District, SC. This list of selective materials and links was compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Beaufort District Collection Manager. The Beaufort District Collection is the … Continue reading The Sea Island Hurricane of 1893: A List of Links and Materials
Clara Barton first came to the Port Royal area of South Carolina to nurse wounded and ill Union soldiers during the Civil War. She returned to lead disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893. Latest revision: 14 June 2017.