Santa Helena

In the interest of historical accuracy it must be pointed out that the original Spanish discovery by Pedro de Quexos on August 18, 1521 of the “punta” or ‘cabo’, the point or cape, of St. Helena was truly Hilton Head itself, rather than the island presently known as St. Helena’s.

Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p.35



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