Facts about the Beaufort County
Beaufort County - Beaufort, Port Royal, Lobeco, Frogmore, Sheldon, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. There are numerous gated communities and private plantations/resorts. The major unincorporated areas are Burton, Lady's Island, Grays Hill, St. Helena Island, Sheldon and Okatie.
Beaufort Area Government
Government County: 9 member county Council - Administrator System
Beaufort : Mayor - council system
Savannah, GA. (46 miles South) Charleston, SC (69 miles North)
Beaufort Area Population
Beaufort County - more than 138,000 (all population figures are 2006 estimates)
Beaufort city: 13,000+ Beaufort urban : 36,000+ Port Royal urban: 8,000+ Hilton Head urban : 34,000+ Bluffton urban: 6,000+
Beaufort County Economy
Military, Tourism, Agriculture, Light Industry, Seafood, Service Industry.
County wide 911 system : Fire and EMS system ; 3 Hospitals ; HAZMAT and Disaster Center ; 7 Law Enforcement Branches
Major Waterways are Broad River, Coosaw River, Beaufort River (all on Intercoastal Waterway)
Hunting Island State Park - (fee required), Hilton Head Island, Port Royal Island (River Beach).