is one of South Carolina's Sea Islands, the larger part
of which lies in Charleston County, with its southern tip in Colleton County.
The Charleston County part is a census-designated place. The population was
2,301 at the 2000 census. The town of Edisto Beach is located in Colleton
The island and town were named after the
historic Edistow people, a Native American sub-tribe of the Cusabo Indians.
They inhabited the island as well as nearby mainland areas