Port Royal History

Flag Timeline

1514 - Salzar land in the area

1521 - Spanish Landing by Quexos and Gordillo

1525 - Spanish Build Fort

1562 - French Land in Port Royal - St Elena

1565 - Spanish Fortify St Elena

1607 - English Settle Virginia

1608 - French Settle Canada

1620 - Dutch Land at Plymouth

1629 - English Lay Claim to Carolinas

1663 - English Land at St Helena Sound

1670 - Port  Royal Land Grants Begin

1684 - Scots Land at Port Royal Island

1710 - The Town of Beaufort Built on Port Royal Island

1715 - Indian War

1732 - Fort Frederick Built for Defense

1779 - Revolutionary War

1861 - A Nation Divided

1891 - Parris Island Becomes Navy Yard

1893 - Disastrous Hurricane Hits

1920s -1940s - Little Change in Port Royal

1959 - New Port Terminal Built in Port Royal

1960 - Port Royal Census population 793 

1976 - Bicentennial Celebration

1994 - USS Port Royal Commissioned in Savannah, Georgia

1996-Present - Expansion of Town geographically and new construction of Civic Buildings

  • New Town Hall
  • New Police Station
  • New Fire Station

2015 - Fire burns Shrimp Processing building and damages Dockside Restaurant (Dockside closes)

2017 - Waterfront Port Area purchased from South Carolina by Grey Ghost Properties for development