City Directories and History: “Legareville, a pretty little pineland village on the banks of the Stono River (1848-1865), was one of the few places of this sort to be burned by the Confederates, thereby denying its use to the invading Union Army. The origin of its name has not been verified. It is said to be named in honor of the Christian saint St. John, but there is no evidence of this. It possibly took its name from the one-time prominent family on the island by the name of St. John—the “St.” having been lost in time.”
Information from: Names in South Carolina by C.H. Neuffer, Published by the S.C. Dept. of English, USC
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