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Bluffton is the fastest growing town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is a Lowcountry town located across U.S. Route 278 between Hilton Head Island and Interstate 95. The town's original one square mile area, now known as Old Town, is situated on a bluff along the May River. The population was counted by the 2010 census at 12,530. Bluffton is the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina with a population over 2,500, growing 882.7% between the 2000 and 2010 census. Bluffton is the fifth largest municipality in South Carolina by land area. The town's Metropolitan Statistical Area population was counted by the 2010 census at 187,010. Bluffton is known for its eclectic Old Town district and natural views of the May River. It has been called "The last true coastal village of the south."

After its founding in 1852, Bluffton became a popular location for wealthy Savannah merchants and plantation owners. Following the Tariff of 1842, Bluffton became a hotbed of separatist sentiment. In 1844 the Bluffton Movement, a protest against federal taxes, birthed the secession movement and led South Carolina to be the first state to leave the Union.

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Schools in and around Bluffton, SC

Name
University of South Carolina-Beaufort
Four or more years; Public; $16,834 average out-state tuition; $7,722 average in-state tuition
Technical College of the Lowcountry
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,632 average out-state tuition; $3,384 average in-state tuition
Savannah College of Art and Design
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $30,510 average out-state tuition; $30,510 average in-state tuition
Savannah State University
Four or more years; Public; $15,852 average out-state tuition; $4,238 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Savannah Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,421 average out-state tuition; $10,421 average in-state tuition
Savannah School of Massage Therapy Training
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private not for profit
Savannah Technical College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,500 average out-state tuition; $2,250 average in-state tuition

Bluffton, SC Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
L. Phil and Alice J. Wicker Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017