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Port Royal, South Carolina

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Welcome to Port Royal ...

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

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).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Royal.

Port Royal is near sea level<3>.

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

The area code for Port Royal: (843)

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 (with 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 have 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 [Beaufort County]
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    • Hilton Head Island [Beaufort County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Bluffton [Beaufort County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
    • Bluffton [Beaufort County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Ridgeland [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
    • Ridgeland [Jasper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Burton [Beaufort County]
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    • Polk Village [Beaufort County]
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      • Polk Village [Beaufort County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Port Royal
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk Village
    • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Bay
      • Laurel Bay [Beaufort County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Royal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Bay
    • Seabrook [Beaufort County]
    • Dale [Beaufort County]
    • Lobeco [Beaufort County]
    • Fripp Island [Beaufort County]

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Royal was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Royal on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of South Carolina

About Beaufort County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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- 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, 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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