Hilton Head’s untold history
Revisiting lesser-known events and individuals who contributed to the Island’s fascinating story.
Stories by Richard Thomas
During the 500-year span of Hilton Head’s recorded history, many well-known people have been involved in events of national significance that happened on or near the Island. Throughout that same period, lesser-known individuals and events also contributed to the fascinating story of our past in ways that are impactful and notable in their own right. This will be an attempt to bring some of them into the spotlight so they too can be acknowledged and appreciated appropriately.
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Grave robbers once roamed Hilton Head
Myths & Misconceptions
Lighthouse keepers’ cottages and the Great Sea Island Hurricane of 1893
Derivation of the name ‘Skull Creek’