A Place Called St. John’s, $35 (1998) By Elizabeth H. Stringfellow and Laylon Wayne Jordan.  The Story of John’s, Edisto, Wadmalaw, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands of South Carolina.   This is literally “the book” for anyone who wants to learn about Johns Island history.   Written by Elizabeth Stringfellow and Prof. Jordon from The College of Charleston, it covers Johns Island history from prehistoric times up until major development as a Charleston suburb and resort destination in the late 20th century.   Ms Stringfellow  is not only the author but  an important figure in Johns Island history as well.   Her mother’s family owned Seabrook  Island until 1938 and Ms Stringfelow was responsible for the rescue of the Walnut Hill School house and its transformation into the Johns Island Museum.  Also try  Images of Johns Island  for a pictorial history of Johns Island .