Lowcountry Ghost Stories

Part 5 – Jasper County
Jasper County has seen its share of battles over the years. First the Revolutionary War, then the Civil War took its toll on the county. The story of Purrysburg predates both historic events. The settlement of Purrysburg was established on the banks of the Savannah River by Swiss Protestants in 1734. By 1736, the town had 100 houses and 450 settlers. The town soon began to suffer from disease and unhealthy conditions. Those that survived moved on to other surrounding towns in the state and Savannah.

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Lowcountry Ghost Stories

Part 4 – Hampton
Did you know Hampton was once the sight of a German Prisoner of War campsite??? Several POW camps were established in South Carolina during World War II. In 1942 America found itself the captor of 275,000 German and Italian soldiers. They were put to work on farms across the south. Hampton’s POW Camp was in operation from 1943-1946. 250 prisoners captured from North Africa were held here.

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Lowcountry Ghost Stories

Part 3 – Colleton County
Beaufort isn’t the only Lowcountry town with a famous light. The Jacksonboro Light is a scary destination east of Walterboro. A drive down Parker’s Ferry Road is an experience that most local teens make multiple times on dark, spooky evenings. Here’s the story of the Jacksonboro Light.

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Part 2 – The Haunting of Bluffton, Hilton Head and Daufuskie
Bluffton also has its share of spooky stories. Much of the town was burned in 1863 during the Civil War, including the Bluffton summer home of Squire William Pope of Coggins Point Plantation. This wealthy Hilton Head family spent the summers on the bluff of the May River across from Cross Episcopal Church.

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Lowcountry Ghost Stories

Part 1 – The Ghost Stories of Beaufort
From Beaufort to Walterboro, Hampton and Ridgeland, the Lowcountry has an abundance of haunted history and spooky legends. Here are some of our favorite haunted tales. Keep reading… if you dare…We will begin this 5-part series with Beaufort and its Sea Islands…

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History and Nature are alive in Hardeeville

Looking to spend some time in Hardeeville? There are several attractions to keep you busy. While Savannah escaped the wrath of fire during the Civil War, Hardeeville was not so lucky. Sherman’s army started setting fire to buildings once he crossed the Savannah River. One significant building was put to use, allowing it to escape the flames of fire.

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Why is a spottail bass called a red fish? Because it’s a fish of many names!

Fall is finally here and it’s the season for catching redfish in the South Carolina Lowcountry! These fish are available year-round but tend to move from shallow water to deeper inshore waters during the fall. The redfish, or spottail bass is the Lowcountry inshore fisherman’s most popular gamefish. This highly sought-after saltwater fish has many names, depending on the geographic location.

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Truckin’ It for a good cause

Join the Junior Service League of Beaufort for a Spooktacular 5th Annual Touch-A-Truck Truckin’ It virtual 5K/10K. In addition to the 5K and 10K runs, there is a one mile fun run for children under the age of 12. This is a family event, so we invite you to include all members of your family. The event may be virtual, but you can still sponsor!

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Forrest Gump’s Lowcountry | Film Locations

Forrest Gump may have been filmed over 26 years ago (in and around Beaufort), but the movie has not diminished in popularity. We often get visitors into the welcome center at Frampton Plantation House that are eager to see the local movie locations. The movie was set in Greenbow, Alabama, but was actually filmed, for the most part, in the SC Lowcountry and Savannah. Several locations are not too far from our visitors center at I-95, Exit 33 and Hwy 17.

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Park the Car and Hail a Pedicab for Free in Bluffton’s Historic District

The Town of Bluffton has teamed up with Bluffton Bike Taxi to offer free rides four days a week! Simply park at Wright Family Park or Martin Family Park and catch a pedicab ride into the Bluffton Historic District.

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