The Mysterious Daufuskie
The island is called Daufuskie. It is a place that defies description. Words like fascinating, historic, mysterious, eclectic, and beautiful have been streamed together in an effort to capture its magic. With a fascinating history, ghost stories, and an isolated position in history, Daufuskie is one of the most intriguing and beautiful islands on the South Carolina coast. Books have been written about it. Movies have been filmed here. Popular rock musician, John Mellencamp, and famous hockey player, Mario Lemieux, have made their homes there. Yet it remains relatively untouched by the hustle and bustle of every-day life.
Would you like to know some of the intriguing details about Daufuskie history? Would you like to know – – –
- Where Daufuskie gets its name?
- Who its early inhabitants were?
- Why the southern end of the island is called Bloody Point?
- What a Marsh Tacky is?
- The difference between the Gullahs and Gheechees?
- Why the doors and windows of the historic homes are trimmed in blue?
- Why Daufuskie was so impotant in the Civil War?
- What the Oyster Union Society was?
- The story behind the Haig’s Point lighthouse?
While most documented history about the island begins in the late 1500’s, arrowheads found on the island provide evidence that Native American hunting parties visited the island over 9,000 years ago. There’s a lot of history to cover between then and now. Take a self-guided tour with a Museum map in hand or arrange a guided-tour with one of the island’s best and get your copy of the Daufuskie Audio History and listen, watch and be fascinated by the happenings on this island. Then you will understand why the entire island is on the National Register of Historic Places.