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Welcome to Port Royal ...

The town of Port Royal is located in Beaufort County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Port Royal, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1861.

A typical abbreviation for Port Royal: Prt. Royal

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Royal has a population of 13,316 people<2> (see below for details).

Port Royal is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Port Royal lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Port Royal is within the (843) area code.

The ZIP code for Port Royal: 29935<4>

Websites for Port Royal ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Royal had an population of 13,316 people. This is an increase of 24.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 237.11% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Royal had a population of 10,678 people (which is 6.58% of the total population of Beaufort County). This makes Port Royal the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Port Royal represents 0.23% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,678 people, the population of Port Royal increased 170.33% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,950 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Royal.

Communities Also Named Port Royal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 13 communities that are also named Port Royal - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Port Royal.

Communities near Port Royal ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Royal.

  • Hilton Head Island
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Bluffton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Ridgeland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Burton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Polk Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk Village
    • Polk Village is located in Beaufort County
  • Laurel Bay
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Bay
    • Laurel Bay is located in Beaufort County
  • Seabrook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Dale
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Lobeco
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Fripp Island
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Royal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Royal.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Royal. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Royal.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Royal. See our Newspapers Page for Port Royal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Royal ...

Looking for more information about Port Royal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Port Royal, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Royal.

Adding Port Royal to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Royal in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Port Royal was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Port Royal post office opened in 1861.

We also found Port Royal in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Port Royal.

The official website for Port Royal:

The official website for Beaufort County:

The official website for State of South Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Beaufort, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Royal.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Royal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Port Royal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Royal or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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