Surfside Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This marker stands adjacent to the burial ground of the former Ark Plantation, which dates back to the 1700s. Although the names of most of those buried here are now unknown, records indicate that it was primarily a cemetery for African Americans who lived at the Ark. In 1860, 63 slaves were recorded as living at the Ark. Descendants of those buried here continued to utilize this cemetery until 1952.
Erected 2019 by Town of Surfside Beach. (Marker Number 26 28.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 33° 36.302′ N, 78° 58.76′ W. Marker is in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and Juniper Drive, on the right when traveling south on 6th Avenue South. Located just north of South Myrtle Drive as well, almost a "5 corners" type intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29575, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ark Plantation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jack Walker (approx. 3.7 miles away); St. James Rosenwald School (approx. 3.8 miles away); Major General Gilbert L. Meyers (approx. 4.3 miles away); Visiting Officer’s Quarters (Billeting) (approx. 4.4 miles away); NCO Open Mess (approx. 4.4 miles away); Officers Open Mess (approx. 4.4 miles away); Murrells Inlet Boat Captains (approx. 4.6 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.