Port Royal Island

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Port Royal Island is a Sea Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. It is separated from the mainland by the Whale Branch River.


The Spanish first established a fort on the island in the 1520s.[1] In 1779 the Battle of Beaufort was fought on the island.



  1. ^ "Port Royal, South Carolina". SCIWAY. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 

Coordinates: 32°26′08″N 80°44′19″W / 32.43556°N 80.73861°W / 32.43556; -80.73861