Part of the allure of living in Bluffton, South Carolina is being a part of a town that has so much history.
Nuggets of this past can be found all over town, in everything from ancient oak trees to wooden churches.
Discover the heart of the city with this brief history of Bluffton:
A City on the Rise
The area has a history that spans thousands of years. Bluffton was first established in 1825 when settlers inhabited the land on top of the river bluffs that overlook the May River.
Bluffton was a small vacation town where cotton and rice planters could escape the harsh conditions of the plantations.
Working in these plantations was unpleasant to say the least. The land was rife with mosquitos carrying yellow fever and malaria that…