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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.
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.)
 
Location. 33° 41.333′ N, 79° 0.35′ W. Marker is in Socastee, South Carolina, in Horry County. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured
Socastee Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
2. Socastee Marker, Side 2
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); Major General Gilbert L. Meyers (approx. 4 miles away); Lieutenant William Glover Farrow (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socastee.
 
Categories. Industry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Socastee Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
4. T. B. Cooper General Store Building
The Cooper House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
5. The Cooper House
The Intracoastal Waterway Metal Swing Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, February 8, 2007
6. The Intracoastal Waterway Metal Swing Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,044 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 9, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
 
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