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Our Genealogy Helper for Hilton Head Island ...

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 Hilton Head Island (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 Hilton Head Island. 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.

Name Variations for Hilton Head Island ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Hilton Head Island: Hilton Head Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hilton Head Island:

  • Beaufort County     (The home county of Hilton Head Island)
    • Point Comfort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Comfort
      • Point Comfort [Beaufort County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Comfort
    • Harbour Town [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbour Town
      • Harbour Town [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbour Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbour Town
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
      • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<3>
    • Daufuskie Island [Beaufort County]
    • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battery Marina Village
      • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battery Marina Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battery Marina Village
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • 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<3>
    • Shell Point [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point
      • Shell Point [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Point
    • Okatie [Beaufort County]
    • Pritchardville [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchardville
      • Pritchardville [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchardville
    • Sangster Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangster Village
      • Sangster Village [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sangster Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
    • Burton [Beaufort County]
    • Polk Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk Village
      • Polk Village [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk Village
  • Charleston County
    • Edisto Island [Charleston County]
  • Colleton County
    • Edisto Beach [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto Beach
      • Edisto Beach [Colleton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto Beach
    • Green Pond [Colleton County]
  • Hampton County
  • Jasper County
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<3>
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • 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 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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<3>
  • 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 southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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 southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<3>
    • Golden Isles [Chatham County]
    • Whitemarsh Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitemarsh Island
      • Whitemarsh Island [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitemarsh Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitemarsh Island
    • Wilmington Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington Island
      • Wilmington Island [Chatham County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmington Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington Island<3>
    • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Armstrong
      • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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.<2> 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert M Hitch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<3>
    • Thunderbolt [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbolt
      • Thunderbolt [Chatham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbolt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbolt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thunderbolt<3>
    • Carver Village [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carver Village
      • Carver Village [Chatham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carver Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carver Village
    • Isle of Hope [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Hope
      • Isle of Hope [Chatham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Hope
    • Abercorn Heights [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abercorn Heights
      • Abercorn Heights [Chatham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abercorn Heights
    • Alabama Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alabama Junction
      • Alabama Junction [Chatham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alabama Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alabama Junction
  • Effingham County (GA)
    • Exley [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
      • Exley [Effingham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon<3>
    • Haddonville [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
      • Haddonville [Effingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Hilton Head Island
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haddonville
    • Clyo [Effingham County]
    • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
      • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Sisters Ferry
    • Springfield [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Effingham County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Meldrim [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meldrim
      • Meldrim [Effingham County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meldrim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meldrim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meldrim<3>
    • Eden [Effingham County]
    • Guyton [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyton
      • Guyton [Effingham County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guyton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guyton<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Hilton Head Island ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hilton Head Island.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Hilton Head Island, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Hilton Head Island.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Hilton Head Island:

  • 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 Hilton Head Island ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hilton Head Island.

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 Hilton Head Island covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Island 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbor Cemetery
  • Pope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope Cemetery
  • Baynard Tomb
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Baynard Tomb
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Baynard Tomb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baynard Tomb
  • Government Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Government Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Government Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Government Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opossum Point Cemetery
    • Drayton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drayton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Drayton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drayton 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliot 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawton 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Oaks 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Haig Point Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haig Point 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Braddocks Point Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braddocks Point Cemetery
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bluffton Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Moreland Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland 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 Hilton Head Island had a population of 108 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Hilton Head Island had a population of 39,619 people.

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

  • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Head Island
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hilton Head Island
    • 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<3>
  • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
    • 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<3>
  • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
    • 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<3>
  • Okatie [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okatie
    • Okatie [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hilton Head Island
    • 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<3>
  • Pritchardville [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pritchardville
    • Pritchardville [Beaufort County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pritchardville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchardville
  • 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 southwest of Hilton Head Island
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tybee Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tybee Island<3>
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    • Frogmore [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogmore
      • Frogmore [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Hilton Head Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogmore
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • 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
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • 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<3>
    • Savannah [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<3>
    • Coosaw [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosaw
      • Coosaw [Beaufort County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 99 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coosaw had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coosaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dale [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
      • Dale [Beaufort County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Hilton Head Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dale<3>
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Hilton Head Island
      • 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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    • Isle of Hope [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Hope
      • Isle of Hope [Chatham County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilton Head Island
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Isle of Hope had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wheat Hill [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheat Hill
      • Wheat Hill [Chatham County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Hilton Head Island
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheat Hill

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hilton Head Island. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hilton Head Island.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Hilton Head Island ...

While our initial data about Hilton Head Island came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Hilton Head Island 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 Hilton Head Island.

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 Hilton Head Island:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hilton Head Island: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hilton Head Island) 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 Hilton Head Island. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hilton Head IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilton Head Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2162, Longitude: -80.7379    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hilton Head Island, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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