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Our Genealogy Helper for Bluffton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Bluffton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bluffton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bluffton is located in Beaufort County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Beaufort County: Colleton, Hampton & Jasper.

Below are the counties that are near Bluffton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bluffton:

  • Beaufort County     (The home county of Bluffton)
    • Okatie [Beaufort County]
    • Point Comfort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Comfort
      • Point Comfort [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bluffton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • Pritchardville [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchardville
      • Pritchardville [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchardville
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
    • Harbour Town [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Town
      • Harbour Town [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbour Town
    • Daufuskie Island [Beaufort County]
    • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battery Marina Village
      • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battery Marina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battery Marina Village
    • Shell Point [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point
      • Shell Point [Beaufort County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Point
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<2>
    • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Bay
      • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Bluffton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Bay
    • Burton [Beaufort County]
    • Sangster Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangster Village
      • Sangster Village [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangster Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sangster Village
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<2>
  • Charleston County
  • Colleton County
    • Edisto Beach [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto Beach
      • Edisto Beach [Colleton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto Beach
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]
  • Hampton County
    • Garnett [Hampton County]
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<2>
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<2>
  • Jasper County
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<2>
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<2>
    • Tillman [Jasper County]
    • Pineland [Jasper County]
  • Bryan County (GA)
    • Richmond Hill [Bryan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
      • Richmond Hill [Bryan County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill<2>
    • Ellabell [Bryan County]
  • Chatham County (GA)
    • Fort Screven [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Screven
      • Fort Screven [Chatham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Screven
    • Tybee Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybee Island
      • Tybee Island [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,051 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tybee Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<2>
    • Golden Isles [Chatham County]
    • Wilmington Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington Island
      • Wilmington Island [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington Island<2>
    • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Armstrong
      • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Armstrong have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Armstrong
    • Robert M Hitch Village [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robert M Hitch Village
      • Robert M Hitch Village [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert M Hitch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert M Hitch Village
    • Savannah [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<2>
    • Thunderbolt [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbolt
      • Thunderbolt [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbolt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thunderbolt<2>
    • Whitemarsh Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitemarsh Island
      • Whitemarsh Island [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitemarsh Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitemarsh Island
    • Garden City [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Chatham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden City<2>
    • Alabama Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Junction
      • Alabama Junction [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Junction
    • Carver Village [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carver Village
      • Carver Village [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carver Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carver Village
    • Chatham City [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham City
      • Chatham City [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatham City
  • Effingham County (GA)
    • Exley [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
      • Exley [Effingham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exley
    • Rincon [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
      • Rincon [Effingham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon<2>
    • Haddonville [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
      • Haddonville [Effingham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddonville
    • Springfield [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Effingham County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
    • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
      • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Sisters Ferry
    • Clyo [Effingham County]
    • Meldrim [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meldrim
      • Meldrim [Effingham County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meldrim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meldrim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meldrim<2>
    • Eden [Effingham County]
    • Guyton [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyton
      • Guyton [Effingham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guyton<2>
  • Liberty County (GA)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Bluffton, see our County-by-County Page for Bluffton.

Newspapers Published in Bluffton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 198 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluffton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bluffton, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bluffton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bluffton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Georgia
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Bluffton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bluffton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Bluffton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bluffton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bluffton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bluffton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton Cemetery
  • Jaxville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jaxville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jaxville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaxville Cemetery
  • Moreland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Moreland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moreland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland Cemetery
  • Jenkins Island Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jenkins Island Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jenkins Island Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Island Cemetery
  • Haig Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haig Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haig Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Haig Point Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haig Point Cemetery
  • Opossum Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Opossum Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Opossum Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Opossum Point Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bluffton.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opossum Point Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Stoney Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stoney Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stoney Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stoney Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Cemetery
    • Talbor Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Talbor Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Talbor Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Talbor Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbor Cemetery
    • Braddocks Point Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Braddocks Point Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Braddocks Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Braddocks Point Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddocks Point Cemetery
    • Six Oaks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Six Oaks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Six Oaks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Six Oaks Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Oaks Cemetery
    • Lawton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lawton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lawton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lawton Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawton Cemetery
    • Cook Landing Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cook Landing Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cook Landing Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cook Landing Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cook Landing Cemetery
    • Mary Field Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mary Field Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mary Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mary Field Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary Field Cemetery
    • Elliot Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Elliot Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Elliot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Elliot Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliot Cemetery
    • Allen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Allen Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bluffton had a population of 421 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Bluffton had a population of 28,230 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Bluffton, with the one closest to Bluffton listed first.

  • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bluffton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 421 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bluffton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<2>
  • Okatie [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okatie
    • Okatie [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Okatie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okatie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okatie<2>
  • Pritchardville [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchardville
    • Pritchardville [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pritchardville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchardville
  • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Head Island
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Bluffton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 108 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,619 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hilton Head Island had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Head Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilton Head Island<2>
  • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 649 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hardeeville had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<2>
  • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 524 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,516 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Royal had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Tybee Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tybee Island
      • Tybee Island [Chatham County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Bluffton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,051 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tybee Island had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tybee Island have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<2>
    • Savannah [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43,189 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Savannah had a post office and railroad service
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    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
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      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,587 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beaufort had a post office and railroad service
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    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
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      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Bluffton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridgeland had a post office and railroad service
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    • Monteith [Chatham County]
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      • Monteith [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monteith had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monteith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wheat Hill [Chatham County]
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      • Wheat Hill [Chatham County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wheat Hill had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheat Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frogmore [Beaufort County]
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      • Frogmore [Beaufort County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Bluffton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Frogmore had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meinhard [Chatham County]
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      • Meinhard [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Bluffton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Meinhard had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meinhard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Central Junction [Chatham County]
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      • Central Junction [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bluffton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Central Junction had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bluffton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bluffton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bluffton ...

While our initial data about Bluffton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bluffton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Bluffton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Bluffton:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Bluffton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bluffton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bluffton. See our Misc Page for Bluffton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bluffton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Beaufort County: www.co.beaufort.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluffton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluffton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlufftonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluffton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2371, Longitude: -80.8606    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bluffton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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