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Horry County, South Carolina

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  • Bert Johnson (1880 - 1959)
  • Lillian Elenora Parker (1869 - 1937)
  • Elizabeth Coward Spivey (1835 - 1872)
  • Annie Julia Todd (1861 - 1929)
    From Find a Grave: Parents: (married 1-24-1856) Lt. William W. Lowrimore 1829-1867 Co F, 1st SC Infantry (with Capt. Alston), CSA. Mary Julia Ann Paul 1836-1868 Grandparents: Robert J...
  • Benjamin Franklin Todd (1854 - 1932)
    From Find a Grave: Benjamin Franklin Todd has a flat block to mark his grave beside wife Annie. His name appears on Annie's stone as "Annie J. wife of B. F. Todd." Parents: Benjamin Holmes (unkno...

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Horry County (pronounced O'Ree) was created from Georgetown District in 1801. At this time, the county had an estimated population of 550. Isolated by the many rivers and swamps typical of the South Carolina Lowcountry, the area essentially was surrounded by water, forcing its inhabitants to survive without much assistance from the "outside world". This caused the county residents to become an extremely independent populace, and they named their county "The Independent Republic of Horry". The county was named after, and in honor of, Revolutionary War hero Peter Horry who was born in South Carolina around 1743. Horry started his military career in 1775 as one of 20 captains, elected by the Provincial Congress of South Carolina, to serve the 1st and 2nd Regiments. In 1790, he was assigned to the South Carolina militia under Brigadier General Francis Marion

The population has increased more than fourfold since 1970 as the area has become a destination for retirees and people owning second homes. It has been developed for resorts and retirement communities.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Atlantic Beach
  • Aynor
  • Briarcliff Acres
  • Conway (County Seat)
  • Loris
  • Myrtle Beach
  • North Myrtle Beach
  • Surfside Beach

Other Communities: Adrian, Allsbrook, Baxter Forks, Bayboro, Brooksville, Buck Forest, Bucksport, Burgess, Carolina Forest, Causey, Cedar Branch, Cherry Grove Beach, Chestnut Hill, Cool Spring, Crescent Beach, Daisy, Dog Bluff, Dongola, Duford, Fantasy Harbor, Forestbrook, Finklea, Floyds Crossroads, Galivants Ferry, Garden City (part), Glass Hill, Goretown, Green Sea, Gurley, Hand, Hammond, Hickory Grove, Homewood, Horry, Howard, Ingram Beach, Jordanville, Ketchuptown, Klondike, Konig, Little River, Little Town, Live Oak, Longs, Mt. Calvary, Mt. Olive, Nixonville, Nixons Crossroads, Ocean Drive Beach, Pee Dee Crossroads, Pine Island, Playcards, Polecat Landing, Poplar, Red Bluff, Red Hill, Socastee, Stephens Crossroads, Shell, Springmaid Beach, Toddville, Wampee, Windy Hill Beach and Worthams Ferry

Links

Wikipedia

Horry County Plantations

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Waccamaw Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)