“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Pawleys Island in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Pawley’s Island / Waccamaw Neck

Pawley's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2005
1. Pawley's Island Marker
Pawley’s Island
This island, located about ½ mile east, was used by plantation householders who lived on the seashore from May to November to escape malaria, or “summer fever.” A number of houses built about 1850, and the summer academy and rectory of All Saints’ Parish remain. The hurricane of 1822 destroyed most earlier homes.

Waccamaw Neck
Narrow Strip of land from Atlantic Ocean to Waccamaw River. Rice plantations flourished by 1740. Remaining are c. 1790 houses, Litchfield and Prospect Hill, and one slave chapel. All Saints Parish est. 1767. Area furnished salt for Revolutionary War. Visitors included Lafayette 1777, Washington 1791, J. Monroe 1819, Churchill 1932, F. Roosevelt 1944.
Erected 1975 by Waccamaw Garden Club. (Marker Number 22-26.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureColonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 33° 26.022′ 
Waccamaw Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
2. Waccamaw Neck Marker
N, 79° 7.27′ W. Marker is in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is on Myrtle Avenue (State Highway S-20-10) near South Causeway Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on Pawley's Island itself, in front of Town Hall, a tiny building just north of the intersection with the South Causeway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawleys Island SC 29585, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waverly Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); School House (approx. 0.7 miles away); R.F.W. Allston Causeway (approx. ¾ mile away); R. F. W. Allston House (approx. 0.9 miles away); P. C. J. Weston House / Pelican Inn (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ward House (approx. 1.1 miles away); All Saints Summer Parsonage / The Rectory (approx. 1.2 miles away); All Saints Academy Summer House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawleys Island.
More about this marker. Marker is now on Pawleys Island itself, not "about half mile east" as stated on the inscription. A small sign affixed to the marker's pole reads "Sign moved from old Post Office [on] Hwy. 17."
Regarding Pawley’s Island / Waccamaw Neck. The Pawleys Island Civic Association has erected historical markers in front of many of the 1850's houses. Some of these markers can be found in this database.
Also see . . .
1. Town of Pawleys Island. (Submitted on January 4, 2006.)
2. Pawleys Island: A Lowcountry Tale. A novel by Dorothea Benton Frank. This link is to the page with "Search Inside." (Submitted on February 25, 2006.) 
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
Pawley’s Island / Waccamaw Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Abel, January 4, 2011
3. Pawley’s Island / Waccamaw Creek Marker
Marker with the Pawley's Island town hall in the background.
Pawley’s Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randy Tucker, July 1, 2019
4. Pawley’s Island Marker
Waccamaw Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Randy Tucker, July 1, 2019
5. Waccamaw Neck Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2006. This page has been viewed 2,184 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on January 11, 2011. Photos:   1. submitted on January 1, 2006.   2, 3. submitted on January 11, 2011, by Jamie Abel of Westerville, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2019, by Randy Tucker of Greenville, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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