BEAUFORT, S.C. -- It's going to get a little bit easier for visitors to find their way around historic Beaufort.

The Beaufort Gazette reports that the city planning department and Main Street Beaufort USA this week are unveiling new blue and white signs, some with maps, to help tourists navigate the city.

The signs are the result of nine months of work. Officials selected Gimme-a-Sign of Greenville to create the new signs. The company also created similar signs for Greenville.

The signs will mark the entrances to the city and downtown historic district. There will also be signs directing visitors to local landmarks.

In addition, some signs will bear the legend "More to Explore," pointing the way to businesses off Bay Street which is Beaufort's main commercial street on the riverfront.

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Information from: The Beaufort Gazette, http://www.beaufortgazette.com