City Directories and History: R&R has divided the 1930’s SCDOT map of Charleston County into (47) sectional maps. Many of the individually listed schools and churches shown on this section are pictured. However, in many cases, the individual site also has its own post on R&R, which often provides added information and image. Be wise and use the search function to locate all of the entries for this and other homeplace listings.
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Edisto Island History: “Edisto Island, Charleston County, is probably the largest of all the islands in this county. At first it was called Lockes Island, in honor of John Locke who wrote the Fundamental Constitution for the colony of Carolina. One source says the island later on was called Mause Island. The present name comes from a Cusabo Indian tribe which once inhabited the island. Edisto is said to be similar in meaning to Adusta, one of the chieftains of this tribe at an early period. His name meant “watersprinkler.” It, the island, is located between the North and South Edisto Rivers and separated from the ocean by three small islands.”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
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