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Encyclopedia > Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort is a city in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, situated on the Beaufort River. 304 acres of the town have been designated a National Historic Landmark. The city-limit population was 12,950 in the 2000 census (46,227 total pop. of Beaufort Urban Cluster). It is the county seat of Beaufort CountyGR6 and part of the Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area. The current Mayor, Bill Rauch, was at one time the advance press man for New York Mayor, Ed Koch. Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Edward Irving Koch (born December 12, 1924; pronounced to rhyme with Scotch) was a United States Congressman from 1969 to 1977 and the Mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. ...


Beaufort (pronounced "byew-furt" [ IPA: /ˈbjuʷ.fɚt/] unlike its counterpart in North Carolina) is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and Lowcountry. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Beaufort (pronounced BO-furt / IPA: ) is a town that everybody loves in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The Sea Islands are an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. ... The South Carolina Low Country is a term used to describe the states coastal counties, generally south of Charleston. ...


Beaufort and the surrounding area are rich in history. Parris Island was the location of France's first colony in the New World, founded by Jean Ribaut in 1562. The Spanish colonized St. Augustine, Florida in 1565. The first Scottish settlement in what is now the United States, known as Stuart Town, was founded on Port Royal Island in 1682, only to be destroyed by Spanish forces in 1684. Jean Ribault (1520 - October 12, 1565) was a French naval officer, navigator, and a colonizer of what would become the southeastern United States. ... Nickname: Location in St. ...


Beaufort was chartered in 1711 and is known as the second-oldest city in South Carolina, after Charleston. It was part of the Carolina colony and was governed by Lords Proprietors. The Treaty of Beaufort fixing the boundary between South Carolina and Georgia was signed in the city in 1787. Nickname: Motto: Aedes Mores Juraque Curat (She cares for her temples, customs, and rights) Location of Charleston in South Carolina. ... The Treaty of Beaufort, also called the Beaufort Convention, is the treaty that officially set the all-river boundary between the U.S. states of Georgia and South Carolina. ...



Beaufort is also a center for the Gullah culture and language. St. Helena's island, which is considered one of the last strongholds of the Gullah people, lies a few miles away. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Today, Beaufort has a substantial Marine Corps presence, with MCRD Parris Island and MCAS Beaufort as well as the Naval Hospital - Beaufort. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,500 acre military installation near Beaufort, South Carolina tasked with the training of enlisted Marines. ... Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is a United States military installation near Beaufort, South Carolina. ...


Beaufort has one local television station, WJWJ-TV (PBS). South Carolina Educational Television is the statewide public television and public radio network in South Carolina. ...


Beaufort has been the setting for several novels by native son Pat Conroy, and a popular filming location for major motion pictures, including The Big Chill, The Prince of Tides, The Great Santini, Forrest Gump, Something To Talk About and GI Jane. Pat Conroy (born October 26, 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a New York Times bestselling author who has written such acclaimed works as The Lords of Discipline, Beach Music, The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, The Water is Wide, The Boo, My Losing Season, and Conroys stories have... The Big Chill is a 1983 film that tells the story of several University of Michigan college friends who reunite after many years for the funeral of one of their friends who commits suicide. ... The Prince of Tides is a 1986 novel by Pat Conroy. ... WHO KNOWS. ... For the main character of the same name, see Forrest Gump (character) Forrest Gump is a 1994 drama film based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom and the name of the title character of both. ... G.I. Jane is an action movie released in 1997 that tells the fictitious story of the first woman to become a United States Navy SEAL. The movies cast includes Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen and Anne Bancroft. ...


Beaufort is a romantic and popular tourist destination. Major festivals and arts events include the Water Festival which is a well-known, two week extravaganza in the middle of Jul. The Shrimp Festival, celebrating the local and traditional industry, is in the second weekend in October. Kaleidoscope: Film, Food, and Fine Arts in late February screens independent films, such as Brats. A Taste of Beaufort, presented by Main Street Beaufort, is held on the first Saturday in May and features 20 local restaurants, fine wines and live music. Chalk on the Walk at Beaufort Town Center is an interactive festival focusing on bringing street art to and by the people, and is produced the Arts Council of Beaufort County.


The Arts Council of Beaufort County[1], located on Boundary Street in uptown Beaufort, nurtures the arts by offering resources to artists and audiences: free roundtable discussions (for example, Artist-Gallery relationships); Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers; public art projects such as the Big Swim: 31 Mermaids; Quarterly Community Arts Grants, and the Ever Expanding Arts Calendar, which brings artists and audiences together; emerging artists initiatives, and more.

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Geography

Location of Beaufort, South Carolina

Beaufort is located at 32°25′55″N, 80°41′22″W (32.431853, -80.689515)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city is amidst a marshy estuary, and has a total area of 60.7 km² (23.4 mi²). 48.2 km² (18.6 mi²) of it is land and 12.5 km² (4.8 mi²) of it (20.57%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,950 people (12,289 in 2004 estimate), 4,598 households, and 3,034 families residing in the city. The population density was 268.7/km² (695.7/mi²). There were 5,080 housing units at an average density of 105.4/km² (272.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.41% White, 25.14% African American, 0.32% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 1.98% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.39% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 4,598 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 19.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 114.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 117.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $36,532, and the median income for a family was $42,894. Males had a median income of $22,465 versus $23,474 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,501. About 11.5% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Beaufort is the center of an urban cluster with a total population of 46,227 (2000 census), comprised of the city and its surrounding towns and unincorporated areas including Port Royal, Burton, Lady's Island, Shell Point, Laurel Bay, and Parris Island, among others. Port Royal is a town located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Burton is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Shell Point is a census-designated place located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Laurel Bay is a census-designated place and military housing complex located in Beaufort County, South Carolina. ... Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is an 8,095 acre (32. ...


Beaufort is also part of the larger Hilton Head Island-Beaufort Micropolitan Statistical Area which includes Beaufort and Jasper counties and had a total population of 159,247 in 2005 (U.S. Census Bureau estimate). According to the more detailed data available in the 2000 census, the population included in this micropolitan area (which actually was designated after the census itself) was 64% urban and 36% rural. It included the urban clusters of Beaufort (2000 pop.: 46,227), Hilton Head Island (34,400), Bluffton (6,136), and Ridgeland (3,585).


Schools

  • Beaufort County School District
    • Battery Creek High School
    • Beaufort Elementary School
    • Beaufort High School
    • Beaufort Middle School
    • Bluffton Elementary School
    • Bluffton High School
    • Broad River Elementary School
    • Coosa Elementary School
    • Daufuskie Island School
    • H E McCracken Middle School
    • Hilton Head Early Childhood Center
    • Hilton Head High School
    • Hilton Head International Baccalaureate
    • Hilton Head Middle School
    • Hilton Head School for the Creative Arts
    • James J Davis Elementary School
    • Joseph Shanklin Elementary School
    • Lady's Island Elementary School
    • Lady's Island Middle School
    • M C Riley Elementary School
    • Mossy Oaks Elementary School
    • Okatie Elementary School
    • Port Royal Elementary School
    • Robert Smalls Middle School
    • Shell Point Elementary School
    • St. Helena Early Learning Center
    • St. Helena Elementary School
    • Whale Branch Elementary School
    • Whale Branch Middle School
  • Beaufort Academy
  • St. Peter's Catholic School
  • Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence
  • Eleanor Christensen Montessori School

External links


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Beaufort, South Carolina (687 words)
It is the second oldest town in South Carolina, and the entire downtown area of Beaufort is in the National Register of Historic Places, and the Point section of downtown is also a National Historic Landmark District..
Beaufort's antebellum atmosphere is still intact, as are its many historic landmarks, including an Episcopal church (built in 1724 and later remodeled) and the arsenal (built c.
Beaufort County has had the largest population percentage increase in the state of South Carolina, from 86,425 in 1990 to 102,735 in 1996.
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