About Edisto Island

Edisto Island 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 County.

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