Colleton County was originally a land grant bestowed to Sir John Colleton by King Charles II in 1663. During the 18th century, rice producing plantations flourished here. This rich heritage can still be seen and felt in the traditional southern hospitality of Colleton County.
1663: Land granted by King Charles II to Lord Colleton, one of eight original Lord Proprietors
1700's: Leading Producer of rice
1784: City of Walterboro was settled
1798: Colleton became a County
1822: County Courthouse was built
The natural resources here are very much the keystone for recreation. With lush forests, brimming marshes, abundant wildlife, and undeveloped coastline many natives and visitors alike find enjoyment in hunting, fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, and shrimping.