City Directories and History: “Capers Island, Charleston County, instead of being named for an owner, may have been named for the sergeant who was to keep the watch on Bull’s Island, and thereby had the island named for him in much the same manner as Sullivan’s Island was named for a person who never owned it.”
(Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC)
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