Hilton Head Island History

Hilton Head Island History
Images of America Hilton Head Island Book Cover

The following timeline information and photographs were provided by the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Town of Hilton Head Island. The Museum gathered some of the information for the timeline from Town residents and long-time Islanders.

A book entitled "Images of America Hilton Head Island" covers the Island's history and is available for sale at the museum, 843-689-6767.

Native American Occupation 8000 B.C. - 1500 A.D.

European Explorers 1500 - 1700

Plantation Era 1700 - 1860

The Civil War and the Union Occupation 1860 - 1865

Reconstruction and Resilience 1870s - 1940s

Mainland Connection and Modern Era 1949-1990s

A New Century