South Carolina Charleston County James Island
About James Island
is a large triangular sea island framed by Wappoo Creek
and Charleston Harbor on the north, Morris Island
and Folly Beach
on the east, and the Stono River
and Johns Island
on the west. Affectionately nicknamed "Jim Isle," it is laced with creeks and sounds ... and well known for its farming, fishing and shrimping, ancient live oaks, and more recently, its Holiday Festival of Lights
The Civil War began on James Island
on the morning of April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces at Fort Johnson fired on Union-occupied Fort Sumter
. Both forts were located on the island's northern shore.
Most of the fighting in the Charleston
area during the rest of the Civil War also occurred on
James Island and Morris Island, as Union troops tried to invade Charleston from the south, from their base on Folly Beach. All of these efforts, including notable assaults on Fort Lamar and Battery Wagner, were defeated.
Charleston is the largest city near James Island
. Here is a map of the Charleston area
Things to Do in James Island
James Island Accommodations
James Island Arts, Entertainment, Dining
James Island Attractions
James Island Events
James Island Recreation, Sports, Clubs
James Island Maps, Transportation
James Island Maps
James Island Transportation
The Charleston area has one commercial airport. It is located 16 miles from James Island:
CARTA provides public bus and trolley service in Charleston County. Most routes are located in downtown Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and West Ashley:
James Island Jobs, Careers
- Jobs in Charleston
Our exclusive Charleston area job board organizes jobs by type of employer, company name, and area including James Island.
- SC Works Trident Centers
These branches of the Trident Workforce Investment Board provide job seekers in James Island and in the Charleston area with employment support from job searching and application assistance to on-the-job training and education.
James Island Businesses
For a full guide to businesses located in and around James Island, please see our South Carolina Business Directory
Businesses in James Island
Visit our featured James Island businesses:
Other James Island Businesses
James Island Economic Development
- Charleston County Economic Development Department
A division of Charleston County's government, the Charleston County Economic Development Department works to recruit new businesses and grow existing industries within Charleston County.
- Charleston Regional Development Alliance
The CRDA seeks to be a catalyst for economic growth in the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester region. It also publishes an annual economic scorecard which compares Charleston to similar US metro areas.
James Island News & Media
The greater Charleston area has one daily paper, the Post & Courier
. Other James Island area newspapers and magazines can be found here:
James Island lies within the Charleston service area, and its television and radio stations are located there:
James Island Government
The Town of James Island is located in Charleston County.
James Island Schools, Colleges, Libraries
James Island Churches, Nonprofits
There are several hospitals and health centers located in the Charleston area, all of which can be found here:
If you are looking for a place to worship in James Island, this guide will help you:
James Island and Charleston provide a host of charities and community service organizations for local residents.
These guides will help you locate helpful senior citizen resources in James Island and all of Charleston County.
James Island History, Genealogy