Beaufort, South Carolina

South Carolina Beaufort County Beaufort

About Beaufort

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 Accommodations

Beaufort Arts, Entertainment, Dining

Beaufort Attractions

Beaufort Events

Beaufort Outdoor Recreation and Sports

Beaufort Maps, Transportation

Beaufort Maps

Beaufort 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:

Beaufort Government

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

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