On November 14, 1782, James Island was the location where Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Colonel of the Continental Army,led the last known armed action of the Revolutionary War
against the British and was nearly killed. Later, The Continental Congress named Kosciuszko Brigadier General for his service in both the North, including his tremendous assistance to General Gates at The Battle of Saratoga and brilliant efforts assisting General Greene in saving the South Region Army from Cornwallis forces and ultimately severely weakening the British under command of Cornwallis.
In the American Civil War, the Battle of Secessionville was fought on James Island.
James Island Living:
James Island is positioned between Downtown Charleston and Folly Beach, so it offers the best of both worlds. Most homes on James Island are a 5 to 10 minute drive from the beach.
Located just across the harbor from Downtown, James Island is a quick drive or Uber ride to all the shopping, sites, and restaurants on the peninsula. Its location makes it ideal for commuting to Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital, College of Charleston, and the Citadel.
There is also a good selection of public schools in James Island.