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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.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. It faces the road just west of the swing bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29575, United States of America.
 
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); Socastee Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major General Gilbert L. Meyers (approx. 3.9 miles away); Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (approx. 4 miles away); Joe W. Blizzard (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socastee.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Atlantic Section of the Intracoastal Waterway. Chapter 4 of the 1983 History of the Waterways of the Atlantic Coast of the United States, by Aubrey Parkman.
Intra-Coastal Waterway Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
This section of the waterway is covered here. (Submitted on February 8, 2007.) 

2. History of the Waterways of the Atlantic Coast of the United States. Entire 143 page document. (Submitted on February 8, 2007.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Socastee Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
3. Socastee Swing Bridge
Socastee Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
4. Socastee Swing Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,770 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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