Charlie Simmons, Sr.

Charlie Simmons, Sr. (HMRHY)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Beaufort County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 12.795', W 80° 44.823'

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"Mr. Transportation"
1905~2005

Before the Island's first bridge, Charlie Simmons, Sr., became known as "Mr. Transportation" amoung the local community, which was made up of descendants of freed slaves following the Civil War.
Until the late 1920's sailboats were the primary means of transportation to and from the Island. Mr. Simmons bought the first locally owned motorboat. That boat meant that Islanders could make three trips to Savannah each week, rather than one. Mr. Simmons also ran a general store, and when Islanders asked for an item he didn't have, he would have it the next day. Mr. Simmons' boats served a vital role in transporting goods and people to the Island.
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HM NumberHMRHY
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByTown of Hilton Head Island
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 523837 N 3564101
Decimal Degrees32.21325000, -80.74705000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 12.795', W 80° 44.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 12' 47.70" N, 80° 44' 49.38" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9-59 Spanish Wells Rd, Hilton Head Island SC 29926, US
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