John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 281.
Beaufort, S. C., Beaufort co. A port of entry on Port Royal Island, on the W. bank of Port Royal River. A bar prevents the entrance of vessels drawing more than 11 feet. 75 miles S. W. from Charleston. 146 S. from Columbia.