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There are few places as rich with American history as Bluffton, South Carolina. It was incorporated in 1852 as a one-mile square town, gaining its name from the fact that its location is on a bluff above the May River. During the Antebellum Era, which lasted until 1860, Bluffton was a bustling, wealthy town known for producing sea cotton. Its location made it a hot spot for shipping and trade, and it came to attract many wealthy families. However, Bluffton got quite the shake-up in June of 1861, when it became the site of the first shots fired in South Carolina in the Civil War. The conflict caused widespread damage and forced nearly all of the residents to evacuate. After the war, Bluffton struggled to recover, as many of the town’s former families lost…

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