Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island

POPULATION
39,861
ELEVATION
10 ft
AREA
41 sq mi

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Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town and barrier island in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles southwest of Charleston. The island is named after Captain William Hilton, who in 1663 identified a headland near the entrance to Port Royal Sound, which mapmakers named "Hilton's Headland."

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Location

Beaufort County South Carolina United States

Coordinates

32.16199° N, 80.75203° W