The county of Beaufort is located in South Carolina and was founded in 1769. There are 179,589 residents in Beaufort who have access to courthouses in Beaufort, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Port Royal. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. South Carolina is part of the 4th federal circuit court as well.
There are 12,361 residents in Beaufort, which is 33.6 square miles and 10ft above sea level. It was settled in 1711 and is governed by a local government.
There are 12,893 residents in Bluffton, which is 54.4 square miles and 20ft above sea level. It was settled in 1728 and is governed by a Town council local government.
There are 37,099 residents in Hilton Head Island, which is 69.1 square miles and 10ft above sea level.
There are 10,678 residents in Port Royal, which is 22.0 square miles and 23ft above sea level.