From its inception, Palmetto Bluff was never meant to be a project – it was destined to remain a place; a destination. Tourico Vacations Reviews the Montage at Palmetto Bluff South Carolina, a top destination for travel.
The value of the region lies in its beautiful nature-scapes, as well as the vast richness of its ‘break-from-the-norm’ sea island views. Palmetto Bluff is far and away one of America’s last great untouched landscapes, on which it was decided that a settlement would be built. Not a subdivision, or the next great place for humans to muss, but instead an environment for like-minded people who desire to preserve and protect. In the very heart of the bluff, a village much like what the original settlers to the region may have had has been recreated.
Archaeologists and other scientists have found this area to be quite rich in history. In fact, artifacts have been found at the site that date back as far as 10000 BCE. Perhaps as followers, or simply descendants of these first peoples, evidence of several generations of American Indians having lived at, or visited, Palmetto Bluff has been found. Among these finds are various fragments of bone, clay, and stone, some of which it is thought was used for tools. Oyster shells have been found, as well, with evidence that these may have been used dishes, or even as simple adornment. By the mid- to late 1560s, however, when explorer Jean Ribault first set foot on Parris Island, it appeared that the entire island was more or less not inhabited by any peoples. The land was subsequently purchased by an officer in the British Navy who never actually ended up moving here. He eventually sold off his portion of the island to be used as individual plots.
The plots were to become plantations. In the entirety of the bluff, there were twenty-one plantations. During the Civil War, one of the plantation owners was also a commander of Confederate soldiers. When he met his brother on the battlefield, also a Captain but for the Union forces, the Confederates easily retreated.
The Montage at Palmetto Bluff is not your average hotel, but instead is part of a village that is committed to keeping the bluff just as pristine and natural as it was ten thousand years ago.
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