April 15, 1715, was the date of the first of three skirmishes at this site between the Yemassee Indians and settlers. It was said that there was blood in the water from the dead and injured – and the name Bloody Point has been engraved upon this beautiful shoreline ever since.
Robert Watts built ships on Bloody Point in the 1770s and was known to be an excellent shipwright. His cousin and fellow shipbuilder, Charles, was tarred, feathered and banished from the island for not joining the rebellion against England. Bloody Point is the southernmost inhabited point of South Carolina.