James Island SC And The Three Trees

Dated: 03/10/2017

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The Three Trees of James Island


James Island's Lighthouse Point hosts some of the oldest native pottery artifacts on our continent and were found in 1930. Stiles Bee, also known as "Sandy," who owned Lighthouse Point at the time helped uncover a dense ring of shells. These artifacts may date as early as the second millennium. Scattered across the southern and eastern shores of James Island are aboriginal remains, where it is clear that foods of the native tribes included clam, oyster, and welks, however, the main source of their protein came from the deer. The below photograph was taken by William Henry Johnson, just a few hundred yards from "The Three Trees," a famous and beloved landmark. Some uncovered Indian rings were ab out 600 feet in size and contained some of the above mentioned artifacts, along with deer bones and antlers, and ashes. Ring-shaped mounds of debri containing these things still imply past human settlements and are only found on the SC and GA coasts.


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We love our little island town, which is so rich with history! If you're thinking about making it your permanent residence, you may want to check out our newest listing in the wonderful neighborhood of Clearview on James Island at 686 Edmonds St, Charleston SC 29412, just around the corner from this historic site. It's an amazing, classic ranch style home that is in immaculate condition, but may be the perfect project or flip, or next forever home for someone who is ready to do a little updating. Check it out!

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Source: SC Historical Society, Images of America: James Island

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Dan Lorentz

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