Battery Thomson

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Battery Thomson
Battery Thomson, May 2010
Battery Thomson is located in South Carolina
Battery Thomson
Battery Thomson is located in the US
Battery Thomson
Location 2013 Ion Ave., Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
Coordinates 32°45′33″N 79°50′28″W / 32.75917°N 79.84111°W / 32.75917; -79.84111Coordinates: 32°45′33″N 79°50′28″W / 32.75917°N 79.84111°W / 32.75917; -79.84111
Area 0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built 1906 (1906)-1909
Built by Howell, Capt. G. P.
NRHP reference # 74001843[1]
Added to NRHP June 25, 1974

Battery Thomson is a historic artillery battery located at Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, South Carolina. It was built in 1906-1909, and is one of a series of batteries stretching from Fort Moultrie to the eastern end of Sullivan’s Island. Until decommissioned in 1947, the concrete battery housed two, ten inch guns. It measures approximately 326 feet long and 84 feet wide, with the front or ocean side of the battery at approximately 10 feet high. Battery Thomson and its neighbor Battery Gadsden provided fortification at the mouth of Charleston Harbor.[2][3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Elias B. Bull and John W. Califf (May 1974). "Battery Thomson" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved June 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Battery Thomson, Charleston County (2013 Ion Ave., Sullivan’s Island)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 2014-08-01.