Though just a short distance away from each other, Daufuskie & Hilton Head Islands couldn't have been more different landscapes during the Revolutionary War. The Loyalists on Daufuskie Island constantly clashed with their Patriot neighbors on Hilton Head Island, most of the time on their shared waters. These "row boat wars" resulted in blood shed on more than a few occasions, especially those surrounding Captain Phillip Martinangel of Daufuskie Island.
Henry Laurens is one of the names that will occasionally pop up in history books as the President of the Continental Congress from 1777-78. We traced his life and found that it was much more than a few black and white lines of text. His story is at the core of colonial South Carolina and wrought with intrigue, a conflicting moral compass, family loyalty, and a fierce passion for American independence.
The Great Awakening was sweeping into the American colonies in the 1730s and 40s. The evangelical revival was prevalent in the South, and is evidenced by places like Horns Creek Baptist Church in Edgefield. Horns Creek was constituted in 1768, and the church was built in 1790 that today is one of the oldest remaining Baptist churches in South Carolina.
The Hammock Coast of South Carolina is home to the Seafood Capital of South Carolina, the state's 3rd oldest city, and acres of natural playground. We're giving away a two night adventure here, and this is why.