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Seabrook Island is one of the barrier islands in Charleston County, South Carolina. Lt. Colonel Robert Sanford, an English military man, explored Seabrook Island on behalf of King Charles II. In 1684, the local Indians had ceded their property, which was then sold to other British settlers. During the American Revolution, Seabrook Island was used as a staging area for English and Hessian troops, and in 1816, the whole island was sold to William Seabrook, who used it to grow cotton. It changed hands a few times before the turn of the 20th century, and it was sold eventually to sportsmen for the purpose of recreation, hunting, and fishing. In 1951, around 1,400 acres of land were given to the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, who had rented land for years in order to provide a camp for underprivileged children. The diocese sold about a quarter of that land to private developers in 1970, and they built a private residential community. In 1988, Seabrook Island was incorporated.

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