ABOUT HILTON HEAD ISLAND AND BLUFFTON, SC HOMES FOR SALE AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
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Hilton Head Island is named after Captain William Hilton when in 1663 Captain Hilton identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound.
The island has a rich history that started with seasonal occupation by native Americans thousands of years ago, and continued with European exploration and the Sea Island Cotton trade. It became an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. Once the island fell to Union troops, hundreds of ex-slaves flocked to Hilton Head, which is still home to many 'native islanders', many of whom are descendants of freed slaves known as the Gullah (or Geechee) who have managed to hold onto much of their ethnic and cultural identity.
Hilton Head Island offers an unusual number of cultural opportunities for a community its size, including Broadway-quality plays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the 120-member full chorus of the Hilton Head Choral Society, the highly-rated Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the largest annual outdoor, tented wine tasting event on the east coast, and several other annual community festivals. It also hosts the Heritage Golf Classic, a stop on the PGA Tour which is played on the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort.
Bluffton was first known as Granville County of St. Luke's Parrish.
It was the home of the Yemassee Indians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuryies. In 1718, after the Yemassee War and the Yemassee Indians migrate South to Florida, the area was carved into several new baronies which included the Town of Bluffton.
The Town of Bluffton, which is located in Beaufort County, SC, recently expanded through the annexation of 32,000 arces of undeveloped tracts of land making it the fifth largest Town in the State of South Carolina. It is located on a high bluff overlooking the May River and is 12 miles west of Hilton Head Island. With a short drive, 20 miles southwest, Historic Savannah, GA is in reach for day trips. Shopping is abundant with not one but two Tanger Outlet malls located on Bluffton's highway 278! Just a short distance from I-95, Bluffton has easy access for traveling North, South or West.
The Town of Bluffton and Hilton Head Island is a great place to raise a family, start or grow a business, or to relocate your business for a better quality of life and a better quality of business!
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