James Island History & Resources

James Island has a rich history.  The Town of James Island is continually looking to cultivate and share information on this site and at the James Island Arts & Cultural Center.  Check out some resources below, and on the other pages under "History".  If you have information you would like to share, please contact the James Island Arts & Cultural Center at cself@jamesislandsc.us.

 

Resources:

James Island Early Churches, by Inez Brown-Crouch

Riverland Terrace History, by Inez Brown-Crouch

 

 

Historic Sites of James Island Guide

African-American Cemeteries on James Island (provided by William (Cubby) Wilder):

1. McLeod Plantation....... Folly and Maybank

2. Burn Church................ Folly and Fort Johnson

3. Ever Green ................ Off Grimball Road (near new Library site.)

4. Dill's Slave ................. Off Riverland Drive (first deep curve)

5. Devil Nest ................. Near Old Airport (Behind Whaley's)

6. Stem Point .............. In Riverfront Neighborhood.

7. Seabrook Plantation... Off Secessionville Road

8. Pint ......................... Off Fort Lamar Road

9. Down the Island..... Behind the baseball field at Stephen Washington Park.

 

James Island and Johns Island Historical Survey

James Island Studies from the Chicora Foundation:

 

Historical Maps:

 

James Island 1780

James Island 1919 by War Department

Charlestontown 1780

Charleston and James Island 1863

James Island 1863 Nov 28

 

Charleston Area 1862

Grimball Plantation 1862

Batteries 1865 James Island

 

Carol Jacobsen's Assembled Map

 

Drawing of Ft Sumter from Ft Johnson

Drawing of Fort Johnson from Fort Sumter

 

Kollock Property Map