Sullivan’s Island in South Carolina

27 July 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  6 minutes

Battle of Sullivan's Island monument © Brian Stansberry/cc-by-3.0

Battle of Sullivan’s Island monument © Brian Stansberry/cc-by-3.0

Sullivan’s Island is an American town and island in Charleston County, South Carolina, at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, with a population was 1,900. The town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (27.11%) is water. The Ben Sawyer Bridge connects Sullivan’s Island to Mount Pleasant. A bridge spanning Breach Inlet connects it to Isle of Palms. Sullivan’s Island is part of the Sea Islands.   read more…

Charleston in South Carolina

28 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  10 minutes

Old Slave Mart Museum © Benjamin Dahlhoff/cc-by-3.0

Old Slave Mart Museum © Benjamin Dahlhoff/cc-by-3.0

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the State of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina’s coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers, or, as is locally expressed, “where the Cooper and Ashley Rivers come together to form the Atlantic Ocean”. Founded in 1670 as Charles Towne in honor of King Charles II of England, Charleston adopted its present name in 1783. Known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, distinguished restaurants, and mannerly people, Charleston has received a large number of accolades, including “America’s Most Friendly [City]” by Travel + Leisure in 2011 and in 2013 and 2014 by Condé Nast Traveler, and also “the most polite and hospitable city in America” by Southern Living magazine.   read more…

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