The French Huguenots in SC. In 1562, Jean Ribaut and a small group of Huguenots established a short-lived settlement called Charlesfort at what is today known as Parris Island, South Carolina. It would be much later before a success group settled in SC. Although the Huguenots settled along almost the entire eastern coast of North America, they showed a preference for what are now the states of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and South Carolina. The first wave of French Huguenots came to South Carolina in the 1680s. They established the settlement Jamestown on the Santee River north of Charles Town, and elsewhere in the lowcountry.
Thursday, August 18 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Emeritus College, Seminar Room 228 511 Westinghouse Road, Pendleton, SC