Category: Places

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907, Beaufort Fire: Death of William Bennett

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Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Mass Meeting

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Fire Notes (A)

Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Main Article

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Beaufort Gazette coverage, January 24, 1907: Beaufort Fire, Main Article

Savannah Morning News coverage, January 22, 1907: Beaufort Fire

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various points between 1998 and … Continue reading Savannah Morning News coverage, January 22, 1907: Beaufort Fire

Savannah Morning News coverage, January 21, 1907: Beaufort Fire

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures in the downtown area were damaged or gone. The newspaper article transcriptions below are from a web page written by Dennis Adams (Information Services Coordinator, Retired) for the old Beaufort County Library website at various … Continue reading Savannah Morning News coverage, January 21, 1907: Beaufort Fire

Savannah Morning News coverage, January 20, 1907: Beaufort Fire

The Beaufort Fire of January 19, 1907 was the most disastrous fire to date. When the embers cooled 40 structures were damaged or gone. The Beaufort Town Council adopted restrictions on building materials and placement at its next meeting in reaction to the devastation. Read about those restrictions in the "Ordinances of the Town Council … Continue reading Savannah Morning News coverage, January 20, 1907: Beaufort Fire

Ribbon Creek Incident, 8 April 1956: A List of Links and Materials

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

Obituary Files in the Beaufort District Collection

Beaufort County South Carolina has a lot of ghost stories, some of which we've retold for this blog. Identifying the spirit can be problematic. For example, some people think that Private Frank Quigley (U.S. Army) is the possible ghost out near Fort Fremont on Land's End. Our obituary files tell us more about him and … Continue reading Obituary Files in the Beaufort District Collection

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 6: The Land’s End Light

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