Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Robbers Row

Marker ID: SCHM 7-6
Location: Ft. Walker Drive, on right, near intersection with North Port Royal Drive, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 13.95    W 080° 40.632
  32.2325    -80.6772
Style: Free Standing **


After the occupation of Hilton Head in 1861, a civilian town grew up to serve the needs of the large Union base and its garrison here. The town boasted a hotel, a theater, two newspapers, and numerous stores, restaurants and saloons, centering along a street officially called Suttlers Row but usually called Robbers Row, which ran east from this point about one-half mile to the army tent encampment.

Erected by Hilton Head Island Historical Society - 1961