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The history of Folly Beach Island is a story of pirates, shipwrecks, soldiers, and dancing. It is a story of the hardships and hurricanes that have shaped a thriving beachside community. Folly Beach Homes For Sale are referred to as 'first row' and 'second row' etc and are priced according to the proximity to the beach.

Diverse and unique, this beach town calls itself "the edge of America."  Just 10 minutes from historic Charleston, the city of Folly Beach offers recreational and entertainment pleasures to residents and visitors alike.  Supporting a modest year-round population, Folly Beach swells with vacationers and summer visitors who are drawn to nearly six miles of pristine ocean beach.  Local employment and commerce is almost exclusively involved with the tourism industry.  Crabbing, surfing, swimming, surf fishing, biking, waterskiing, and sailing are all popular pastimes.  The magnificent 1,000-foot fishing pier even offers a snack bar, restaurant, and tackle shop.  Historical sites, cultural attractions, a maritime forest, gourmet dining, and an eclectic nightlife make this the most original of Charleston County's beach communities. 


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Folly Island was named after its coastline which was once densely packed with trees and undergrowth, as the Old English name for such an area was “Folly.”  The first official document that mentions the island is a land grant from King William III to William Rivers that dates to September 9, 1696.  The island had little commercial use to Mr. Rivers so he eventually sold it. For many years ownership was passed through a series of owners who did not reside on the island. Even through this period of essentially absentee ownership, Folly Island was not deserted. The island was home to members of the Bohicket tribe, who remained until the increasing number of Europeans in Charleston forced them to move elsewhere. The history of Folly Beach Island is a story of pirates, shipwrecks, soldiers, and dancing. It is a story of the hardships and hurricanes that have shaped a thriving beachside community.

Source: Folly Beach, A Brief History, Gretchen Stringer Robinson