Founded in 1911, the City of Hardeeville is now said to be the fastest growing city in the Southeast. Really, the history of this vibrant community goes back much further than its incorporation as a municipality.
Native Americans first inhabited the shores of the Savannah River near the present day Millstone Landing. The area was briefly settled by Swiss Huguenots but their settlement of Purrysburg only lasted a decade as residents were drawn away by Oglethorpe’s nearby Savannah.
Hardee’s descendant, White William Hardee, took advantage of the railroad by founding Hardee’s Station on the Charleston & Savannah Railroad. The rail line followed the same path as the current CSX railroad through town and the station was located just behind present day St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on Highway 17. The new station spurred growth in the surrounding city and the name Hardee’s Station was soon changed to Hardeeville.
Hardeeville is located 30 minutes from Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Beaufort but it has a story to tell all on its own. Whether you’re interested in wild life, recreation or history we’re sure you’ll find whatever you’re looking for.
There are new home communities, retirement communities and lots of growth in Hardeeville, SC.