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

Intra-Coastal Waterway

Little River to Winyah Bay, S.C.

 
 
Intra-Coastal Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
1. Intra-Coastal Waterway Marker
Inscription.  The last section of a continuous inside passage along the eastern coast of the United States begun December 19, 1932. Completed April 3, 1936.

United States Corps of Engineers, W.G. Caples, Colonel, U.S.A. • Standard Dredging Co., Contractor; T.P. Pearson, Supt.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1932.
 
Location. 33° 41.274′ N, 79° 0.3′ W. Marker is in Socastee, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on Dick Pond Road (former Highway 544) west of Socastee Boulevard (State Highway 707), on the right when traveling east. It faces the road just west of the swing bridge. 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 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Socastee (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sarvis House (about 700 feet away); Socastee Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (approx. 2.8 miles away);
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Command Chief Master Sergeant William D. Forbus (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socastee.
 
Intra-Coastal Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
2. Intra-Coastal Waterway Marker
Socastee swing bridge is just to the left, still in service. South Carolina Route 544 crossed the Intracoastal Waterway here before the high 4-lane bridge was built. The new bridge can be seen through the trees.
Socastee Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
3. Socastee Swing Bridge
Socastee Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
4. Socastee Swing Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,978 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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