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Charlesfort-Santa Elena Site

Parris Island, South Carolina
County of Beaufort.
National Register Number: 74001822
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Defense - fortification.
Congressional District: SC-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 3, 2001):
The Charlesfort-Santa Elena site is nationally signficant because it illustrates the competition for New World resources between two European colonial powers, France and Spain. Charlesfort (1562-1563) was a French site established by Jean Ribault. Founded in 1566, Santa Elena was the first capital of Spanish Florida until 1587.


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