Port Royal Real Estate
Port Royal Real Estate; Port Royal is a charming lowcountry town located on the Beaufort River and Battery Creek in Beaufort County, South Carolina. Population in the 2010 census was 10,678. Port Royal is famous for its annual Soft Shell Crab Festival in late April during the short soft shell crab season. The town is quaint and charming and has numerous festivals complete with music and local cuisine. Local shops, restaurants and art galleries are common and the neighborhood elementary school is in the heart of the town. Architecture is mostly a coastal cottage style with porches and sidewalks. Everything is walking distance or short a golf cart ride including the Sands the local beach.
Frenchman Jean Ribault explored the Port Royal Sound waterways in 1562, and founded the short-lived settlement of Charlesfort there. The area also saw a Spanish and still later Scottish colony during the 17th century. In 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was first read at Christmas under the Proclamation tree in Port Royal. The famous hurricane scene from the 1994 film Forrest Gump was filmed in the town's dock area. Port Royal is also home to Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, and Naval Hospital Beaufort.
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