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

Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
1. Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting Marker
Inscription. The Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting, a Democratic Party tradition, has been held here in the spring every two years since 1880. Sponsored by the Holiday family, its origins are associated with Wade Hampton's 1876 appearance. Hampton, a former Confederate general, was elected governor later that year.

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Joseph William Holli day (1827-1904), prominent local merchant and tobacco farmer, invited local Democratic candidates to speak at his store in 1880. The public meeting soon became a statewide event, featuring national candidates as well, and has been carried on by succeeding generations of the Holliday family.
 
Erected 2004 by Horry County. (Marker Number 26 12.)
 
Location. 34° 3.377′ N, 79° 14.745′ W. Marker is in Galivants Ferry, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker is on State Highway 501. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Galivants Ferry SC 29544, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holliday Highway (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galivants Ferry (about 500 feet away); Battle of Blue Savannah (approx. 3 miles away); Levister Elementary School
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
2. Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting Marker
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Mullins Depot / Mullins (approx. 10.3 miles away); Christ Prayer Chapel (approx. 10.6 miles away); Mt. Olive Baptist Church (approx. 10.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 12 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galivants Ferry.
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 16, 2009
3. Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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