Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina is an American town and island in Charleston County, South Carolina, at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, with a population was 1,911 at the 2000 United States Census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles, of which, 2.4 square miles of it is land and 0.9 square miles of it is water. The Ben Sawyer Bridge connects Sullivan’s Island to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. A bridge spanning Breach Inlet connects it to Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Sullivan’s Island was the point of entry for approximately 40 percent of the 400,000 enslaved Africans brought to British North America; it has been likened to a harsh Ellis Island, the 19th-century reception point for immigrants in New York City, New York. During the American Revolution, the island was the site of a major battle at Fort Sullivan on June 28, 1776, since renamed Fort Moultrie in honor of the rebel commander at the battle.

Sullivan’s Island has some of the highest per capita real estate costs in the United States. Although not the most expensive in the region, home values on Sullivan’s Island, based on the small size of the island and number of regular residents, makes it one of the priciest locations.


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