From the Town of Port Royal's : The Town of Port Royal is located between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in the heart of South Carolina’s Low Country. We take a tremendous amount of pride in our natural environment and the accessibility to that environment through our network of walking trails, community beach, boardwalk, and observation tower. Our town is recognized as one of America’s leaders in small town New Urbanism and we aspire to continue to be the best place to live, work and play in South Carolina’s Low Country by preserving a superior quality of life for today’s residents and for future generations.
Home - City of Beaufort, South Carolina
This tells a different story that we learn in our history books at school. America started right here in Beaufort, South Carolina. Santa Elena on Parris Island was a settlement 11 years before St. Augustine, 38 years before Jamestown, and 51 years before the English pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock.
Founded in 1711, Beaufort is South Carolina's second oldest city
Beaufort ( , a different pronunciation from that used by ) is a city in and the of , , United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind . The city's population was 12,361 in the 2010 census. It is a primary city within the .
Visitors - City of Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort ( /bjuːfərt/ bew-fərt, unlike its counterpart in North Carolina) is a city in and the county seat of Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. Chartered in 1711, it is the second-oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. The city's population was 12,361 in the 2010 census. It is located in the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan Area.
Beaufort is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and Lowcountry. The city is renowned for its scenic location and for maintaining a historic character through its impressive antebellum architecture. The city is also known for its military establishments, being located in close proximity to Parris Island and a U.S. Naval Hospital, in addition to being home of the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
The city has been featured in the New York Times, named "Best Small Southern Town" by Southern Living, named a "Top 25 Small City Arts Destination" by American Style, and a "Top 50 Adventure Town" by National Geographic Adventure.
Settlers from the British Isles, France, and other parts of Europe built plantations throughout the coastal lowcountry. Beaufort, the third oldest town in South Carolina, was founded in 1711. Both and its county seat of Beaufort were named for (1684-1714), one of the later Lords Proprietors of Carolina.