Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Beaufort Female Benevolent Society

Marker ID: SCHM 7-21
Location: 308 Scott St., Beaufort, SC
County: Beaufort
Coordinates: N 32° 25.933    W 080° 40.259
  32.432217    -80.670983
Style: Free Standing **


The Society, founded in 1814 to educate and provide relief for destitute children, built this house in 1895 and leased it for many years, using the income to help the needy. Tenants included the Clover Club, which operated a circulating library here (1910-1917), and an infirmary (1917 - 1925). Funds from the 1982 sale of the house continue to provide relief for people in need.

Erected by Beaufort County Historical Society and Beaufort Female Benevolent Society-1989