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Near North Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Randall
Fort Randall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 7, 2007
1. Fort Randall Marker
Inscription. Located about 5 miles E. of here, this Confederate fort included a blockhouse pierced for musketry and earthworks surrounded by a ditch about 10 ft. broad and 5 ft. deep. The fort was captured Jan 1863 by U.S. Navy Lt. Wm. B. Cushing and twenty-five men while looking for blockage-runner pilots. Cushing held the fort briefly until his supply of ammunition was exhausted.
Erected 1976 by the Horry County Historic Preservation Commission. (Marker Number 26-4.)
Location. 33° 50.7′ N, 78° 39.283′ W. Marker is near North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Sea Mountain Highway (South Carolina Route 9), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 17. Click for map. It is in the median formed by the Cherry Grove Beach off-ramp from northbound U.S. 17 to southbound Sea Mountain Highway. Marker is in this post office area: North Myrtle Beach SC 29582, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Whitefield (approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing); Sonny’s Pavilion (approx. 1.4 miles away); Chestnut Consolidated School (approx. 1.5 miles away); Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rebecca Randall Bryan (approx. 3.2 miles away).
Fort Randall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By J. J. Prats, February 7, 2007
2. Fort Randall Marker
U.S. 17 is on the left while the off-ramp to Cherry Grove Beach is on the right. The sign behind the marker reads "Thank you for visiting North Myrtle Beach."

Also see . . .  Fort Randal, Little River Neck, Horry County, South Carolina. 2005 monograph by Ben Burroughs, Research Specialist at the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Coastal Carolina University. (Submitted on February 7, 2007.) 
Additional keywords. Lieutenant William B. Cushing
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,680 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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