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”

Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 1: Gauche, the Huguenot 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 26 October 2016.  Beaufort County has its own rich store of folklore, including ghost tales. Here is just one of the … Continue reading Ghost Stories of Beaufort County, SC – Part 1: Gauche, the Huguenot Ghost

Rice Culture in the Carolina Lowcountry: A Selective List of Materials and Links

Compiled by Grace Morris Cordial, MLS, SL, CA, Beaufort District Collection Manager, Beaufort County Library. The Beaufort District Collection is the special local history collection and archives unit of the Beaufort County Library (SC). Rice... It has been labeled the "food of the world" because nearly 2/3 of the world's population considers it an essential … Continue reading Rice Culture in the Carolina Lowcountry: A Selective List of Materials and Links

Beaufort District Area Cemeteries

Local historians and genealogists always ask about cemeteries. Unfortunately, there has not been a systematic inventory of all the cemeteries in Beaufort District nor is there a listing of the names of all the interred. Nevertheless, the Beaufort District Collection has some materials and recommends the following links to help you uncover more information regarding cemeteries in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties, South Carolina.

Beaufort District’s Role in Forming and Adopting the US Constitution

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

Phosphate Industry in Beaufort County, 1867 – 2005 : List of Materials & Links

The Beaufort District Collection, the special local history collection and archives of the Beaufort County Library, SC, recommends these materials and links about the history of phosphate mining in South Carolina and its long-term impact on the course of Southern industry after the Civil War. This list of selected materials and links was compiled by … Continue reading Phosphate Industry in Beaufort County, 1867 – 2005 : List of Materials & Links