Beaufort, South Carolina, the Palmetto State's second-oldest town, is a paradigm of the Lowcountry and well worth a visit in this pictorial history.
As one of the oldest settlements in North America, Beaufort can trace its root deep into the rich history of the New World. This charming city beneath moss-draped oaks has a heritage that is as diverse as it is longstanding. This comprehensive look into Beaufort's past reveals a wide-ranging set of influences that helped to shape the island city's development. From the landing of Spanish sailors in 1514 to the influx of present-day sun-seekers, Beaufort has played host to a variety of inhabitants that have each added a distinct element to its captivating milieu. Author Alexia Jones Helsley calls upon a lifetime of experience as one of South Carolina's premier archivists and historians to illuminate all aspects of Beaufort's history. A native of old Beaufort and an accomplished genealogist, Helsley uses elegant, thoughtful prose to convey the duality of this Lowcountry jewel, from sparkling tides and majestic homes to hurricanes and hidden slave quarters. This vital text is unmatched in its ability to bring to life the fascinating story of a city nearly 500 years in the making.
- ISBN-13: 9781596290273
- ISBN-10: 1596290277
- Publisher: History Press
- Publish Date: January 2005
- Dimensions: 9.78 x 6.84 x 0.64 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.38 pounds
- Page Count: 256