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The Town Hall parking lot will be closed until further notice due to construction at the Fire Station and storage building. Please park along Middle Street or Battery Thompson. 

Attention Residents! 
In September 2022 several seats on various Boards and Commissions will expire. Residents are encouraged to participate in the community through a three-year commitment to one of the various Boards or Commission. Click here to view available seats and applications. For further information on the function of each Board or Commission contact Andy Benke abenke@sullivansisland.sc.gov; Joe Henderson jhenderson@sullivansisland.sc.gov or Charles Drayton cdrayton@sullivansisland.sc.gov.

Welcome to Sullivan's Island

Sullivan’s Island is a two and a half-mile long barrier island near the entrance of the Charleston Harbor. It is home to a little over 2,000 residents in half as many households.  Residents enjoy the small-town charm and relaxed lifestyle that the Island has retained since first being settled in the 17th Century. We are well known for our pristine beaches, award-winning restaurants, and close-knit community. 

Sullivan's Island was settled in the late 17th Century by Captain Florence O'Sullivan while he was stationed as a  lookout. It has a strong military background having been the site of a major Revolutionary War battle, The Battle of Sullivan's Island, as well as being involved in the first shots of the American Civil War. 

On September 23, 1989, Hurricane Hugo made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane. The eye passed over Sullivan's Island causing devastation across the entire island. The Ben Sawyer Bridge swung free of its locks and wound up pointing down with one end in the plough mud. The image was seen internationally as a symbol of Hugo’s wrath. Today, a healthy replacement of that bridge welcomes residents and visitors alike to the beautiful Island that we are fortunate to call home.

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