Pinckney Island

Pinckney Island (HM3YX)

Location: Bluffton, SC 29910 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 13.821', W 80° 47.062'

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Inhabited for some 10,000 years,Pinckney Island was known asEspalanga, Look-out, and Mackey'sprior to about 1775. AlexanderMackey received two Proprietarygrants for land on the islandin 1710. Charles Pinckney later owned the island and willed it in 1769to his son, Charles Cotesworth, who became a successful planter here.

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James Bruce, former militaryaide to President WoodrowWilson, purchased this islandfrom the Pinckneys in 1937 anddeveloped it into a small~gamehunting preserve. In 1975Margaret and James Barker andEdward Starr, Jr. donated the island to the United States fora wildlife refuge and a nature and forest preserve.
HM NumberHM3YX
Series This marker is part of the South Carolina: Beaufort County Historical Society series
Marker Number17-20
Year Placed1987
Placed ByBeaufort County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 8:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 520316 N 3565989
Decimal Degrees32.23035000, -80.78436667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 13.821', W 80° 47.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 13' 49.26" N, 80° 47' 3.72" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton SC 29910, US
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