The Story of Santa Elena

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2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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At the crossroads of Colonial America, Santa Elena has witnessed the march of history. Founded in 1566 before Jamestown or Plymouth, this little-known settlement served as the first beachhead for French and Spanish colonization of the new world. Its story mirrors that of early America; its religion, geopolitics, cultural clashes, war and struggles.

Presented by Rich Thomas
Heritage Library Board Member