Edisto Island – Charleston, South Carolina
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Edisto Island is named after the Edisto Indian tribe who originally inhabited the island. Today, Edisto is a quiet, family island, with very little commercialization. English settlers arrived at the island in the 1600s and cultivated rice, indigo, and Sea Island cotton – known as one of the best cottons ever made. The farmers prospered greatly, and built elegant houses and plantations, some which remain today. These historic sites, such as Brooklands Plantation, are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Edisto Island is a great place to escape the stress and demands of everyday life. You can spend an entire day exploring the marshes and creeks by boat, or viewing elegant plantation homes. The beaches here are secluded and are the perfect place to collect shells and soak up the sun.
There are also unique local landmarks around the island which are definitely worth a visit. There is an island swing which has a colorful story behind it, as well as a mystery tree that changes with the seasons.
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