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Johns Island, South Carolina
and the surrounding areas for real estate.
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Johns Island was originally occupied by Native American tribes,
including the Kiawah, before the English settlers reached
Charleston. The island later was crossed over by the British in
their siege of Charleston, and was the site of several
skirmishes in the Civil War.
Johns Island is one of the many Sea Islands along the coast of
South Carolina and is one of the six distinct areas in the city
proper of Charleston, located to the west of James Island and to
the east of Wadmalaw Island and inshore of Seabrook Island and
It is separated from the mainland by the tidal Stono River,
which forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway. Roughly one-third
of the island is within the city limits of Charleston. The
island is home to the Angel Oak. The population of John's Island
is growing because of its proximity to Charleston.
Despite substantial and vocal opposition to development, it is
rapidly changing from a rural farming community. The 2000 census
reported a total of 11,477. The island has a land area of 216.83
kmē (83.72 sq mi), making it the fourth largest island on the
east coast of the United States.