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

The King’s Highway

 
 
The King’s Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
1. The King’s Highway Marker
Inscription.
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 two months for wagons averaging about 20-25 miles per day to complete the entire journey. Sections of US Highway 17 follow this original roadbed. In Myrtle Beach, Business 17 is still referred to as Kings (King’s) Highway.
 
Location. 33° 41.51′ N, 78° 52.735′ 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. Touch for map. Located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 9th Ave N., Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hurricane Hazel (here, next to this marker); Myrtle Beach Pavilions (within shouting distance of this marker); Marine Amphibious Assault (within shouting distance of this marker); Salt Works (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also
The King’s Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, January 1, 2017
2. The King’s Highway Marker
named Hurricane Hazel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hurricane Hugo (about 500 feet away); Grand Strand (about 600 feet away); Site Of The Seaside Hotel (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. (Submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 318 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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