History of the "Bluff town"

Beaufort County circa 1771.

  • Bluffton is one of the fastest growing communities on the east coast. Recently branded as “the Heart of the Lowcountry” this quaint little town with a 200 year history is very much the current place to be!  Named for its location atop a bluff along the scenic May River, Bluffton was originally settled in the 1820’s as a summer retreat for wealthy southerners who would come from the cities to escape the heat and enjoy the cool breezes along the May. Bluffton was incorporated in 1852, and soon after, residents became angry with the tax increases imposed by the Union. Under what has come to be known as the “Secession Oak”, Blufftonians began talks which eventually led to South Carolina becoming the first state to secede from the Union in December 1860. Within the following year, the Civil War broke out, and the town of Bluffton, a significant headquarters for the Confederates, was burned.
  • New life was infused in Bluffton many years after the war as reconstruction peaked during the 1880’s. During the late 1950’s, nearby Hilton Head Island began development, and for decades, the sleepy town of Bluffton remained fairly quiet as visitors drove past on their way to the beaches and resorts of Hilton Head. Bluffton slowly developed during this time, but it wasn’t until 2000 when premier golf communities such as Colleton River, Belfair, and Berkeley Hall were created that Bluffton came into its own as a destination for visitors and an extremely attractive place for retirees, families, and young professionals to call home.
  • Old Town Bluffton is the heart of the Bluffton community with historic buildings housing shops, restaurants, and galleries along the pristine May River. The Bluffton Farmers Market and various festivals and community events throughout the year make Bluffpton a great place for neighbors to gather and enjoy a rare sense of community.
  • Some of activities Bluffton visitors and residents enjoy include boating, kayaking, golf, walking or biking the nature trails, cultural and artistic events, sightseeing, and sharing the gracious southern hospitality of this delightful community.
  • It's close proximity to Hilton Head Island, Downtown Beaufort, and Downtown Savannah make it an ideal location to visit some of the Southeasts most revered locales. 

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