Along Scenic Highway 174


Led by the Edisto Island Open Land Trust, the entire Edisto
community has been engaged in a multi-year effort to have
State Scenic Highway 174 declared a National Scenic Byway.

It has now been successful.

The Jim Self Center on the Future of Clemson University assisted in the preparation of a "corridor
management plan," which will guide the implementation of
efforts to make the highway "visitor friendly" while protecting those
things that make it special to the people of Edisto.

To Read The Final Application Click Here

It is believed that receiving this designation will enhance
tourism and our economy, which is based upon tourism, while
opening up sources of funds for such things as additional bike
trails, scenic overlooks, historic markers, local craft and agricultural
sales, and visitor information kiosks.

To be administered by Charleston County
& the Charleston County Parks Commission
Click Here to Read More

Upon receipt of the designation EIPA through an island wide committee of enthusiastic citizens has assumed the responsibility of
monitoring the Corridor Management Plan, including
maintaining the web site,

Visit the new web of the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway at

Read the story of how one family is helping preserve Edisto's agricultural heritage along
the Scenic Byway

Read "SC Scenic Byways Committee Recognizes 3 Outstanding Projects"

Read what the NOAA Coastal Services division had to say about the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway in their magazine!

the sign for the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway arrives on site Chairman John Fisher inspects the new sign. Entrance to the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway
After months of preparation
by many, many volunteers the
sign arrives from Charleston
Sign and Banner
Chairman John Fisher inspects
the sign funded by Jane Edwards Community School and
Palmetto Pride
Finished and in place our new sign welcomes visitors to the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway


From the Los Angeles Times

Tree-lined history on Edisto Island, S.C.


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