Introduction to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island History
Hilton Head Island was originally inhabited by Native Americans. The town is home to the ancient Shell Ring which was created by the Indians and is believed to be more than 10,000 years old. Captain William Hilton visited the area in 1663 and named it Hilton's Head. The first crop of Sea Island Cotton was grown on Hilton Head Island in 1790. It played a significant role during the Civil War and served as a major operation base for the Union blockade of the Southern ports. The town was officially incorporated in 1983.
Hilton Head Island and nearby Attractions
- Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Coastal Discovery Museum
- Sandbox Children's Museum
- Hunting Island State Park
- Skidaway Island State Park
- Edisto Island Serpentarium
Things To Do In Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head Island is home to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The town also has several beaches inclduding Bradley Beach, Singleton Beach, Forest Beach, Folly Field Beach, and Coligny Beach Park. One can also visit Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The town has many shopping centers including the Palmetto Highlands Triangle Square Shopping Center, Shelter Cove Mall Shopping Center, Matthews Point North Shopping Center, Port Royal Plaza Shopping Center, South Island Square Shopping Center, and Coligny Plaza Shopping Center.
Hilton Head Island Transportation
You can reach Hilton Head Airport within several minutes.
Hilton Head Island Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Savannah College of Art and Design, Charleston Southern University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, and College of Charleston.