Beaufort County South Carolina

Beaufort County South Carolina (HM3GK)

Location: Beaufort, SC 29902 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 25.828', W 80° 40.383'

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Civil War and Forward

1860 - On November 7,1861 a flotilla of U.S. warships steamed into Port Royal and the "Cotton Kingdom" came to a swift and thunderous end. The planters were forced to flee inland, many never to return, abandoning homes, lands and slaves. Beaufort became headquarters for the U.S. Army Department of the South and the chief base for the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. The houses were used by the occupying forces and thus saved for future generations.

After the war the tough-minded adapted quickly and struggled back from defeat and reprisal. The long-fibered "Sea Island Cotton" recovered and continued to support the economy. The coming of the boll weevil, some sixty years later, banished cotton forever from the sea islands.In 1892 a great storm came ashore at the high tide, piling water on water until the islandswere swept clean of agriculture and shipping. Thousands drowned.

Now, where rice, indigo and cotton once flourished, cattle, feed crops, vegetables and soybeans grow. A fishing fleet " drags" the local waters for shrimp. Crabs and oysters are harvested for local consumption and export. Clean industry, military installations, tourists and retired persons contribute heavily to the present economy.
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HM NumberHM3GK
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Year Placed2007
Placed ByBeaufort County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:18am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530737 N 3588198
Decimal Degrees32.43046667, -80.67305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 25.828', W 80° 40.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 25' 49.68" N, 80° 40' 22.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9439 Downtown Marina, Beaufort SC 29902, US
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