Beaufort News

Bluffton system tracks addresses

Wondering if you live within Bluffton town limits or a "doughnut hole" of unincorporated Beaufort County?

The town's Information Technology department has developed the Bluffton Address Locating System to solve the problem. To use the new too, go to the town's website at Under the "Quick Links" header, click on "GIS Maps" to find the icon for the new tool. If the system shows your address on the map after you type it in, your home is within town limits. If your home isn't, the tool won't be able to locate it.

Frank Norris of the Information Technology department hopes to add more information to the tool in the next few months, such as zoning designations and search features for nearby businesses.