South Carolina Beaufort County Beaufort
(pronounced "BYOO-fort") is the seat of Beaufort County
, where Jean Ribault and his fellow Huguenots established Charlesfort
in 1562. In French, "beau" means beautiful, handsome, lovely, or fine ... and after even the shortest of visits, you'll know both the city and county are aptly named. (Ironically, both are actually named for an Englishman, Henry Somerset, the Second Duke of Beaufort, who pronounced his name "BOW-fert," as in bow and arrow and Beaufort, North Carolina.) Here is a map of the Beaufort area
Be sure to check out Beaufort in the South Carolina Picture Project
for beautiful pictures of the town.
Things to Do in Beaufort
Beaufort Arts, Entertainment, Dining
Beaufort Outdoor Recreation and Sports
Beaufort Maps, Transportation
Beaufort has a general aviation airport with the closest airport with a commercial carrier being the Hilton Head Island airport (American Airlines is currently the only carrier to directly serve the airport). The closest large commercial airport is located about an hour away in Savannah, Georgia. The Charleston International Airport is located two hours from Beaufort, to the north.
The Lowcountry Regional Transportation Authority provides the Beaufort area with public bus service.
Beaufort Jobs, Careers
Businesses in Beaufort
For a full guide to businesses located in and around Beaufort, please see our South Carolina Business Directory
Beaufort Economic Development
Beaufort News & Media
Beaufort's daily newspaper is The Beaufort Gazette
. Other Beaufort area newspapers and magazines can be found here:
Beaufort lies within the Savannah, Georgia service area, and most of its television and radio stations are located there:
The City of Beaufort is located in Beaufort County.
Beaufort Schools, Colleges, Libraries
Beaufort Churches, Nonprofits
Beaufort is served by:
If you are looking for a place to worship in Beaufort, this guide will help you:
Beaufort and throughout Beaufort County has a host of charities and community service organizations for local residents.
This guide will help you locate helpful senior citizen resources in Beaufort and all of Beaufort County.
Beaufort History, Genealogy