Hilton Head Businesses
For a full guide to businesses located in and around Hilton Head, please see our South Carolina Business Directory.
Photographers in Hilton Head
If you are looking for a wedding, portrait, commercial, or nature photographer in Hilton Head, please use this guide:
Also, please visit our Hilton Head Island photography sponsor here:
Real Estate in Hilton Head
Hilton Head Island's beautiful beaches and many activities makes it an attractive location for year-round residents. The following guides will put you in touch with the resources you need to help you buy, sell, build, or move.
Other Hilton Head Businesses
Hilton Head's economy is overwhelmingly tourism-driven, and its main economic development organization is its joint chamber and visitors bureau.
Hilton Head has one daily paper, the Island Packet. Other Hilton Head newspapers and magazines can be found here:
Hilton Head lies within the Savannah, Georgia service area, and most of its television and radio stations are located there:
Hilton Head is located in Beaufort County. Although Beaufort is the county seat, Hilton Head has a larger population – the ninth largest in South Carolina, with just under 40,000 residents according to the 2010 census.
Hilton Head Area Towns, Communities
Other towns and cities near Hilton Head Island, SC include:
Other communities near Hilton Head are Bull Island, Callawassie Island, Daws Island, and Pritchardville.
Hilton Head has a surprisingly rich history, ranging from an abundance of antebellum plantations to the remains of a post-war African-American community called Mitchelville. As noted above, Hilton Head was once a flourishing Gullah community. Gullah is a unique culture present only in the sea islands of South Carolina. This community was largely destroyed beginning in 1956 when the James F. Byrnes Bridge opened, connecting then-rural Hilton Head to the mainland and an onslaught of tourists, hotels, and housing developments. (This two-lane swing bridge was replaced by a four-lane bridge in 1892.) Hilton Head is named for Captain William Hilton, who discovered the island in 1663.
Has your genealogical research lead you to Hilton Head? If so, here you will find information on family history, cemeteries, vital records and more.