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

Socastee

 
 
Socastee Marker, Side 1 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
1. Socastee Marker, Side 1
Inscription.  Socastee is a Native American name referred to as “Sawkastee” in a 1711 land grant to Percival Pawley. A skirmish between small forces of American and British troops occurred near Socastee Creek in 1781. By the 1870s, the Socastee community was a significant center for the production and distribution of naval stores such as turpentine and tar.

This area included a saw mill, turpentine distilleries, cotton gin, grist mill, cooper shop, and general store, and was also a gateway to the coast. The Socastee Historic District, including the S.S. Sarvis House (1881), T.B. Cooper Store (1905), and the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge (1836), was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
 
Erected 2004 by Horry County. (Marker Number 26-13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1711.
 
Location. 33° 41.333′ N, 79° 0.35′ W. Marker is in Socastee, South Carolina, in Horry County
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. Marker is at the intersection of Dick Pond Road (former Highway 544) and Peachtree (Local Route 26-611), on the right when traveling east on Dick Pond Road (former Highway 544). 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. The Sarvis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Intra-Coastal Waterway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Socastee Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (approx. 2.8 miles away); Command Chief Master Sergeant William D. Forbus (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socastee.
 
Socastee Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
2. Socastee Marker, Side 2
Socastee Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
3. Socastee Marker
The building that housed the T.B. Cooper general store is behind the marker, and the Intracoastal Waterway swing bridge can be seen in the distance.
T. B. Cooper General Store Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
4. T. B. Cooper General Store Building
The Cooper House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
5. The Cooper House
The Intracoastal Waterway Metal Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
6. The Intracoastal Waterway Metal Swing Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,478 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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