William Gerhard DeBrahm, German surveyor-cartographer, interim Surveyor General of South Carolina, Surveyor General of the Southern District of North America, presented his two-volume report to King George III in 1773. Entitled “Report of the General Survey of the Southern District of North America”, it was the first scientific survey of present day South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The point of land between Calibogue Sound and Broad Creek honors his memory.
Peeples, Robert E.H., An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development). p.5.