Island Packet

July 9, 1970 –

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Bluffton

Located on the twenty-foot-high bluffs of the May River and facing the cool, southerly winds, it was an ideal summer refuge for planter families. The town, known first simply as May River and then later as Kirk’s Bluff, was officially named Bluffton in 1844. The development of Hilton Head as a major tourist destination in the early 1970s marked a revitalization of Bluffton. Annexations and the spread of Hilton Head’s resort and tourism economy led to a seventy-five percent increase in Bluffton’s population during the 1990s.

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  • Title Island Packet
  • Coverage July 9, 1970 –
  • Author
  • Keywords morning newspaper, offices in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, Ralph Hilton, Thomas Wamsley
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date February 20, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 5, 2022
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