Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island

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Location:  Coastal Discovery Museum

Coastal Discovery Museum 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Behind the pristine beaches and world renown of Hilton Head Island lies a history that dates back to the early exploration of the nation.  In 1663, William Hilton, a mariner born in England, was hired by a group in Barbados to find new lands for them to settle.  Hilton led an exploration of the Port Royal Sound area, where he named Hilton Head Island as a navigational marker for future sailors.  The island began as a sparsely populated area on the fringe of English settlement in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, when it was called Trench's Island on some maps.  Author Dwayne W. Pickett details the life of Hilton, his exploration of the Carolina coast and the founding of an iconic island. 

Join us at the Coastal Discovery Museum on September 25th at 2 pm for this Discovery Lecture and Booksigning.

Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

 

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