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Our Genealogy Helper for Port Royal ...

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 Port Royal (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 Port Royal. 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 Port Royal ...

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 Port Royal: Prt. Royal

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Port Royal 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 Port Royal. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Port Royal:

  • Beaufort County     (The home county of Port Royal)
    • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battery Marina Village
      • Battery Marina Village [Beaufort County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Sangster Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sangster Village
      • Sangster Village [Beaufort County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Shell Point [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Point
      • Shell Point [Beaufort County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
      • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<3>
    • Polk Village [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk Village
      • Polk Village [Beaufort County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Burton [Beaufort County]
    • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Bay
      • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Bay
    • Seabrook [Beaufort County]
    • Dale [Beaufort County]
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Head Island
      • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,619 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Head Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilton Head Island<3>
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Fripp Island [Beaufort County]
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
      • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<3>
  • Charleston County
    • Edisto Island [Charleston County]
    • Adams Run [Charleston County]
    • Rockville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Charleston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Seabrook Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook Island
      • Seabrook Island [Charleston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook Island<3>
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meggett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<3>
    • Hollywood [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<3>
    • Wadmalaw Island [Charleston County]
    • Kiawah Island [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiawah Island
      • Kiawah Island [Charleston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiawah Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiawah Island<3>
    • Ravenel [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
      • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<3>
  • Colleton County
    • Edisto Beach [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto Beach
      • Edisto Beach [Colleton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Port Royal
      • 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]
    • Jacksonboro [Colleton County]
    • Walterboro [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walterboro
      • Walterboro [Colleton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walterboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walterboro<3>
    • Islandton [Colleton County]
    • Round O [Colleton County]
    • Cottageville [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottageville
      • Cottageville [Colleton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 747 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottageville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottageville<3>
  • Hampton County
    • Barkerville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barkerville
      • Barkerville [Hampton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Barkerville has also been known as:
      • Haywardville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barkerville
    • Early Branch [Hampton County]
    • Furman [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Hampton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Furman<3>
    • Garnett [Hampton County]
    • Scotia [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotia
      • Scotia [Hampton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotia<3>
    • Varnville [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnville
      • Varnville [Hampton County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,949 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnville<3>
    • Estill [Hampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estill
      • Estill [Hampton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estill<3>
  • Jasper County
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,868 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardeeville
      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,451 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardeeville<3>
    • Tillman [Jasper County]
    • Pineland [Jasper County]
  • Chatham County (GA)
    • Fort Screven [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Screven
      • Fort Screven [Chatham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Port Royal
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Port Royal
      • 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]
    • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Armstrong
      • Isle of Armstrong [Chatham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Savannah [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savannah
      • Savannah [Chatham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savannah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Savannah<3>
    • Wilmington Island [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington Island
      • Wilmington Island [Chatham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • 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>
    • Garden City [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Chatham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • 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<3>
    • Port Wentworth [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth
      • Port Wentworth [Chatham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,812 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wentworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Wentworth<3>
    • Thunderbolt [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbolt
      • Thunderbolt [Chatham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • 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>
    • Port Wentworth Junction [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth Junction
      • Port Wentworth Junction [Chatham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Wentworth Junction
    • Rossignol Hill [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossignol Hill
      • Rossignol Hill [Chatham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,009 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossignol Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossignol Hill
    • Woodville [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Chatham County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Sharon Park [Chatham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon Park
      • Sharon Park [Chatham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharon Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon Park
  • Effingham County (GA)
    • Haddonville [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
      • Haddonville [Effingham County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Exley [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
      • Exley [Effingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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>
    • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
      • Two Sisters Ferry [Effingham County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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
    • Clyo [Effingham County]
    • Springfield [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Effingham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Guyton [Effingham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyton
      • Guyton [Effingham County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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 Port Royal, see our County-by-County Page for Port Royal.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Port Royal ...

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 Port Royal.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Port Royal. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Port Royal and those printed in the larger area surrounding Port Royal.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 3 miles [4.8 km] of Port Royal.

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 websites either 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 Port Royal:

  • 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 Port Royal ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Port Royal.

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 Port Royal covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Old Fort Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Fort Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Fort Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Fort Cemetery
  • Port Royal Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Port Royal Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Port Royal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal Cemetery
  • Jericho Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jericho Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jericho Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jericho Cemetery
  • Bethlehem Cemetery
  • Shell Point Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Shell Point Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Shell Point Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Point Cemetery
  • Beaufort Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Inlet Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Inlet Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Inlet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet Cemetery
    • Beth Israel Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Evergreen Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Evergreen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Cemetery
    • Citizens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Citizens Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Citizens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citizens Cemetery
    • Warsaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Warsaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Warsaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warsaw Cemetery
    • Beaufort National Cemetery
    • Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orange Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove Cemetery
    • Pritchard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pritchard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pritchard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchard Cemetery
    • Perry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perry 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Port Royal had a population of 524 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Port Royal had a population of 14,516 people.

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

  • Port Royal [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
    • Port Royal [Beaufort County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Port Royal
    • 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>
  • Beaufort [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
    • Beaufort [Beaufort County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
    • 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>
  • Frogmore [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogmore
    • Frogmore [Beaufort County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Port Royal
    • 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
  • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Head Island
    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Port Royal
    • 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>
  • Dale [Beaufort County]
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    • Dale [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Coosaw [Beaufort County]
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    • Coosaw [Beaufort County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
    • 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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    • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
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      • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • 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
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    • Okatie [Beaufort County]
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      • Okatie [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Okatie had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sheldon [Beaufort County]
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      • Sheldon [Beaufort County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheldon had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Pritchardville [Beaufort County]
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      • Pritchardville [Beaufort County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Royal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pritchardville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Tomotley [Beaufort County]
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      • Tomotley [Beaufort County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tomotley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomotley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
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      • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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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    • Hardeeville [Jasper County]
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      • Hardeeville [Jasper County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Port Royal
      • 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
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    • Salkehatchie [Colleton County]
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      • Salkehatchie [Colleton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Port Royal
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salkehatchie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salkehatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Yemassee [Beaufort County]
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      • Yemassee [Beaufort County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,133 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yemassee had a post office and railroad service
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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 Port Royal. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Royal.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Port Royal ...

While our initial data about Port Royal came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Port Royal 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 Port Royal.

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 Port Royal:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Port Royal: www.portroyal.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Port Royal) 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 Port Royal. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port RoyalOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Royal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3845, Longitude: -80.6917    
<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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Port Royal, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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