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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Historical Markers

 
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker image, Click for more information
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 14, 2009
Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II Marker
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Battlefield tank-killer, heavily armored and built around a powerful 30 mm gun and its enormous munition drum. The large unswept wing, the two turbofan engines in pods on top of the fuselage, and twin tailfins are all designed to keep the A-10 . . . — Map (db m23620) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Grand Strand
Grand Strand The phrase “Grand Strand” is often seen or heard while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Grand Strand refers to the virtually uninterrupted 60 mile stretch of beach between Georgetown and Little River, SC. Each of the many . . . — Map (db m100734) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel Oct. 15, 1954 On the afternoon on the 15th emerging to find their physical and economic world shattered, local residents could not have envisioned that their resolve to rebuild would set their provincial resort of small, family . . . — Map (db m100719) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel Oct. 15, 1954 Hurricane Hazel made landfall at 9:15am 30 miles north of Myrtle Beach. Wind gusts of 160 mph and sustained winds of 140 mph coupled with an abnormally high lunar tide resulted in an 18 foot storm surge. 80% of the . . . — Map (db m100723) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo Sept. 22, 1989 Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 Tropical Cyclone with sustained winds of 138 mph, made landfall 100 miles to the south near Charleston, SC. Hugo was so intense a storm it ravaged the coast far from its center. The Grand . . . — Map (db m100724) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park
Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park Dedicated during the Sun Fun Festival, June 3, 2005 Justin Whitaker Plyler was an early visionary who loved Myrtle Beach and saw what it could become. In the 1940s, he dreamed of a reasonably priced destination . . . — Map (db m100733) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — LTV A-7 Corsair II
The A-7 is a straightforward, shoulder-wing aircraft with swept flight surfaces, provision for inflight refueling, and narrow-track tricycle landing gear. The A-7 is armed with a single M61A1 Vulcan 20-mm cannon, routinely carries two AIM-7L . . . — Map (db m23621) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Marine Amphibious Assault
Marine Amphibious Assault 1864 In April of 1864 the footprints in the sand before you would have included those of Union Marines. On April 23, embarking in longboats from the USS Ethan Allen, marine raiders landed without being engaged at Cane . . . — Map (db m100721) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Morris Island LighthouseFolly Beach, SC
As early as 1673, there is a record of a light burning at what was then known as Charles Towne colony. On May 30, 1767, the cornerstone for a new light was laid on a group of three small islands then referred to as Middle Bay Island. The Charles . . . — Map (db m16465) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26 19 — Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
Myrtle Beach Army Air Field. Myrtle Beach Army Air Field operated here 1940-47 and grew out of city plans to expand the municipal airport from two grass landing strips to a more permanent facility. In 1940-41 the U.S. Army Air Corps trained . . . — Map (db m23506) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26 17 — Myrtle Beach Colored School
Marker Front: Myrtle Beach Colored School stood here from the early 1930s to 2001. The first public school for African-American students in Myrtle Beach, it was a six-room frame building similar to the schools funded in part by the Julius . . . — Map (db m23510) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26-22 — Myrtle Beach Pavilions
A succession of four beach pavilions stood here or nearby from 1902 to 2006, all built by the Burroughs & Chapin Co. or the Myrtle Beach Farms Co. The first, built in 1902, was a simple oceanfront shelter. The second, built in 1907, was a frame . . . — Map (db m36810) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Nance Plaza
In honor of Daniel Wayne Nance and Mary Ellen Todd Nance for their significant contributions to Myrtle Beach’s early civic, business and religious growth. A master builder, Daniel Wayne Nance was responsible for many downtown buildings near . . . — Map (db m37989) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Salt Works
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 . . . — Map (db m100722) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Site Of The Seaside Hotel
In Memory of Manzy Avender Gause Jan. 18, 1892   Oct. 26, 1966 Myrtle Spivey Gause Sept. 13, 1893   Nov. 22, 1970 Site Of The Seaside Hotel Manzy And Myrtie were instrumental in the dreams and creation of early Myrtle Beach's hospitality . . . — Map (db m100735) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The F - 100D at MBAFB, 1956 - 1970
On 19 November 1956, after more than 10 years of inactive status, the 354 Fighter Group was reactivated at Myrtle Beach AFB. The first maintenance training aircraft was flown in on 7 December 1956 by the Fighter Day Wing Commander, Colonel Francis . . . — Map (db m23622) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The King’s Highway
The King’s Highway 1735 By the mid 1700’s a 1,300 mile continuous road linked all thirteen colonies. Called the “King’s Highway” the thoroughfare stretched from Boston, Massachusetts to Charles Town, South Carolina. It took at least . . . — Map (db m100720) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26-1 — Washington’s Southern Tour
On April 27, 1791, President George Washington spent the night nearby at the indigo plantation of Jeremiah Vereen. He wrote in his diary that he was “entertained (& very kindly) without being able to make compensation.” The next day . . . — Map (db m27332) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773–1777 — South Atlantic Region
In 1776, naturalist William Bartram traveled through this area, noting the “cliffs of rocks” now known as Hurl Rocks. — Map (db m852) HM

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