Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 37.
BEAUFORT DISTRICT, situated at the southeast extremity of South Carolina, with Savannah river on the southwest, and Combahee river on the northeast. Length, 60 miles; mean breadth, 30; with an area of 1,800 square miles. The face of the country is generally level, and a considerable portion of the soil sandy and light. Much of it, however, is well adapted fur cotton, rice, and Indian corn. Seat of justice, Coosawhatcbee. Pop. in 1820, 32,199; in 1830, 37,032; in 1840, 35,794; in 1850, 38,805.