St Phillips Island – Beaufort County, South Carolina
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St Phillips Island is one of many barrier islands off the coast of Beaufort County. Like many of South Carolina‘s sea islands, it is suffering from devastating erosion. The island is near popular St Helena Island, which known for its historic connection to Gullah culture. The Penn Center, a National Historical Landmark on St Helena, is located on the site of one of the nation’s first schools for freed slaves.
Many thanks to Beaufort native Randy LaGrone, who took this picture in February 2010.