Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Hilton Head

Marker ID: SCHM 7-11
Location: Ft. Walker Drive, Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 14.09    W 080° 40.688
  32.23483333    -80.67813333
Style: Free Standing **


A prominent landmark for mariners since the voyages of the early Spanish explorers, this headland was known to the English as Hilton Head after the voyage in 1663 of Captain William Hilton which led to their first permanent settlement in Carolina. By the late eighteenth century the island had become known as Hilton Head Island.

Erected by Hilton Head Island Historical Society - I963