"On the North Side of Charleston Harbor" Sullivans Island by grandmaR

Sullivans Island Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 92 photos

I have always thought of the Ben Sawyer Bridge as going to the Isle of Palms. But I see from the map, that it actually goes to Sullivan's Island, which is connected to Isle of Palms which is north of it. The fixed bridge goes from the mainland first to Little Goat Island and then across to Isle of Palms, but the Ben Sawyer bridge goes directly to Sullivan's Island.

Information on Sullivan's Island:

"On the 28th of June 1776 the battle of Sullivan's Island was the first victory of the Patriot cause. A sizeable British fleet and army had been drubbed in a decisive way and British pride was seriously wounded. Word was rushed to Congress in Philadelphia by a single horse-borne messenger in a manner reminiscent of the battle of Marathon. The importance to American morale cannot be overstated; as news spread throughout the nation, there was rejoicing everywhere. "

Population (year 2000): 1,911
Males: 959 (50.2%), Females: 952 (49.8%)

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Zip code: 29482

Median resident age: 40.9 years
Median household income: $72,955 (year 2000)
Median house value: $603,200 (year 2000)

Races in Sullivan's Island:

White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
Hispanic (0.8%)
Black (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (24.6%), Irish (14.4%), German (13.9%), United States (9.7%), Scottish (8.9%), Scottish (8.9%).

  • Last visit to Sullivans Island: Nov 2003
  • Intro Written Feb 16, 2004
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