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A monument marks the site where Charlesfort once stood. The deep and natural harbor of Port Royal Sound first attracted the French, who established Charlesfort in 1562. The French abandoned Charlesfort in less than a year. The Spanish, eager to stake their claim to La Florida, quickly established a garrison in St. Augustine and a permanent settlement in 1566 at Santa Elena, building on the abandoned French fort site. Marines and local volunteers transported historical articles to the Santa Elena History Center in downtown Beaufort Feb. 18. The articles are part of a Santa Elena historical exhibition, a 16th century Spanish settlement once located in present-day Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. The Santa Elena Foundation plans to display the exhibition in the Parris Island Museum in the near future.
160218-M-RT059-362.JPG Photo By: Sgt. Dengrier M. Baez

Feb 26, 2016
Beaufort, S.C. - A monument marks the site where Charlesfort once stood. The deep and natural harbor of Port Royal Sound first attracted the French, who established Charlesfort in 1562. The French abandoned Charlesfort in less than a year. The Spanish, eager to stake their claim to La Florida, quickly established a garrison in St. Augustine and a permanent settlement in 1566 at Santa Elena, building on the abandoned French fort site. Marines and local volunteers transported historical articles to the Santa Elena History Center in downtown Beaufort Feb. 18. The articles are part of a Santa Elena historical exhibition, a 16th century Spanish settlement once located in present-day Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. The Santa Elena Foundation plans to display the exhibition in the Parris Island Museum in the near future.


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