Category: Places

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

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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

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

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 30 October 2016.  Some African-Americans of the Sea Islands still believe in multiple souls: the "soul" leaves the body and returns … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 5: Hags

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 4: Library Gremlins

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 29 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales, a few even here in our … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 4: Library Gremlins

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 3

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 28 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Local historian Gerhard Spieler (1920-2012) wrote … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 3

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 2: “The Roast Ghost”

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 27 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Here is a humorous local ghost … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC- Part 2: “The Roast Ghost”