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Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Salt Works

 
 
Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
1. Salt Works Marker
Inscription.
Salt Works
1861-1865
Used to tan leather, preserve food and as a dietary supplement, salt was a necessary commodity for the southern war effort. To meet demand, salt works operated all along the Confederacy’s Atlantic & Gulf coasts. Seawater pumped into 100-gallon, wood-fired kettles was boiled off leaving the precious salt crystals. Salt works were located at “Cane Patch”, now Singleton Swash* at the present day Dunes Golf and Country Club and Withers Swash which flows through Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

*Chiefly Southeastern US name for a channel of water through or behind a sandbank.
 
Location. 33° 41.532′ N, 78° 52.713′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard and 9th Ave. N., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marine Amphibious Assault (here, next to this marker); Hurricane Hazel (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Hurricane Hazel
Salt Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
2. Salt Works Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The King’s Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Pavilions (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurricane Hugo (about 300 feet away); Grand Strand (about 400 feet away); Site Of The Seaside Hotel (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 606 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017.
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