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BEAUFORT is located on Port Royal Island, in the heart of the Sea Islands and South Carolina Lowcountry. The city is renowned for its scenic location and for maintaining a historic character by preservation of its antebellum architecture.

The Lowcountry region had been subject to numerous European explorations and failed attempts at colonization before the British founded the city in 1711. The city flourished first as a center for shipbuilding and later, when the colony was established as a slave society, as the elite center for the Lowcountry planters through the Civil War.

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THIS PICTURE shows one of the smaller houses in The Point (or The Old Point), the historic district in downtown Beaufort. Spanish Moss hanging down from the old oak trees is stealing the show yet again. Very Southern, that is.

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FUN FACT no.1

Spanish Moss is neither Spanish nor is it moss.

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FUN FACT no.2

Beaufort, South Carolina is pronounced /ˈbjuːfərt/. There is a Beaufort in North Carolina too. That one is pronounced /ˈboʊfərt/. Neither of them are close to the original French pronunciation.

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song title reference: Josh Turner

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