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Welcome to Edisto Island ...

Edisto Island is located in Charleston County<1>.

The pronunciation of Edisto Island: EH-dis-toe<2>

A typical abbreviation for Edisto Island: Edisto Is. (in Canada, 'Isld.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Edisto Island is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Edisto Island lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Edisto Island: (843)

The ZIP code for Edisto Island: 29438<4>

Communities near Edisto Island ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Edisto Island.

  • Hollywood [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
    • Hollywood [Charleston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Edisto Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollywood<6>
  • Ravenel [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenel
    • Ravenel [Charleston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Edisto Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenel<6>
  • Seabrook Island [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seabrook Island
    • Seabrook Island [Charleston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Edisto Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seabrook Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook Island<6>
  • Kiawah Island [Charleston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiawah Island
    • Kiawah Island [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Edisto Island
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,765 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kiawah Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kiawah Island<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meggett [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meggett
      • Meggett [Charleston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Edisto Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meggett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meggett<6>
    • Edisto Beach [Colleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisto Beach
      • Edisto Beach [Colleton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Edisto Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 402 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisto Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisto Beach
    • Rockville [Charleston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Charleston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Edisto Island
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Wadmalaw Island [Charleston County]
    • Adams Run [Charleston County]
    • Johns Island [Charleston County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Edisto Island. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Edisto Island.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Edisto Island. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Edisto Island.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Edisto Island. See our Newspapers Page for Edisto Island.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Edisto Island ...

Looking for more information about Edisto Island? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Edisto Island, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Edisto Island.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in South Carolina

About Charleston County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edisto Island. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Charleston County: www.charlestoncounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Charleston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Edisto Island. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Edisto Island - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Edisto Island). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Edisto Island or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edisto Island) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Edisto Island. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Edisto IslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edisto Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5617, Longitude: -80.2803    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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