Atlantic Beach, nicknamed "The Black Pearl," was established about 1934 as an oceanfront community for blacks denied access to other area beaches by segregation. Many became year-round residents, but most spent their vacations here. From the . . . — — Map (db m23511) HM
This school, built in 1953, was one of the many African-American schools built by the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve school segregation by building new schools for black children. Students in grades 1-7, who had . . . — — Map (db m40276) HM
Sonny’s Pavilion, built in 1949 by N.F. “Sonny” Nixon, was an open-air pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II era—later called beach music—was played on jukeboxes at area pavilions where . . . — — Map (db m27329) HM
1845–1929 A pioneer who devoted his life to the religious and social welfare of his town and county. • A benefactor to rich and poor who gave wholeheartedly of his time and talents to the enrichment of his fellow man. • A staunch Christian . . . — — Map (db m848) HM
[Front] Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College, holding evening classes in Conway High School 1954-1963. Its first enrollment numbered 53 students. Originally sponsored by the College of Charleston . . . — — Map (db m36813) HM
Conway High School was located here from 1929 to 1979. A two-story brick Classical Revival building, its cornerstone was laid in 1928 and the building was completed in 1929. Classes began that fall. Coastal Carolina Junior College (now Coastal . . . — — Map (db m36818) HM
Methodist Bishop Francis
Asbury’s many visits to
Kingston (Conway) between
1785 and 1815 preceded the organization of a Methodist congregation here. Land was
obtained in 1842 and the
first church building was
constructed here in 1844.
Still . . . — — Map (db m11259) HM
A Presbyterian congregation
existed here in the village
of Kingston by 1756. Its
meetinghouse was on this
site but by 1795 the
congregation had apparently
disbanded. In 1855 a
proposal to reestablish
a Presbyterian church in the
town was . . . — — Map (db m121856) HM
By 1733, Kingston Township
had been “marked out”
in this area, and by 1737
the town of Kingston was
in existence. Since many
landowners were non-residents, the township
did not flourish. In 1801,
the town was . . . — — Map (db m226632) HM
Peter Horry. A planter of French Huguenot descent, Peter Horry (O-ree) was born in SC ca. 1747. A lieutenant colonel in the Revolution and later brigadier general in the SC Militia, he represented Prince George Winyah in the SC House and . . . — — Map (db m11262) HM
The historic brick for this park was donated in memory of Martha Ann Ray by her family, Allen L., JoAnn and Gregory Allen Ray.
The brick was acquired by the Ray Family in 1969 when the St. John’s Hotel (circa 1836) in Charleston, South . . . — — Map (db m102273) HM
This mural depicts the Wilmington, Chadbourne & Conwayboro Railroad Engine No. 62, the Shoo-Fly, on Main Street in Downtown Conway, SC circa 1887. The Shoo-Fly ran from Chadbourn, NC to Conwayboro, SC. Originally, before entering Main Street, the . . . — — Map (db m226634) HM
Whittemore School, one of the first African-American schools in Horry County, educated elementary and high school students on this site from 1936 to 1970. Founded in 1870, it was named for Benjamin F. . . . — — Map (db m168114) HM
In 1792 Galivants Ferry was named for Richard Gallevan, owner of ferry rights for Elirsee's Landing on the Little Pee Dee River. The ferry was an important crossing on the road to Conwayborough, the county seat, later renamed . . . — — Map (db m35) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m23623) HM
U.S. 501 – Galivants Ferry to Conway. Named in 1979 in honor of Joseph William Holliday, leader in Naval Stores Industry and Commissioner of Horry County (Elected 1870); born 1827–died 1904.
George Judson Holliday, Planter, Merchant, . . . — — Map (db m37946) HM
This church was organized in 1894 by founders Antey Graham, Beney Graham, Samuel Graham, Will Hill, and Ben Wilson, and later became a member of the Kingston lake Association. The first sanctuary, a frame building, was build about 1913 and located . . . — — Map (db m847) HM
[Marker Front] This church, known as Honey Camp Baptist Church until 1924, was founded in 1807. It is the mother church to several Baptist churches in eastern S.C., including Spring Branch (1830), Pleasant View (1875), Mt. Zion (1887), Mt. . . . — — Map (db m26753) HM
During the colonial era the Boundary House, on the S.C.-N.C. line 1.3 mi. SE, was both a private residence and “public house.” In 1775 Isaac Marion (d. 1781), eldest brother of future partisan leader Gen. Francis Marion, lived there. On May 9, 1775, . . . — — Map (db m5345) HM
Chestnut Consolidated Schools, which was located here 1954-1970, was built under the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve segregation by building new schools for blacks. Named to honor Horry County educator J.T. . . . — — Map (db m52518) HM
On Jan. 1, 1740, George Whitefield, a fiery disciple of Methodists John and Charles Wesley preached at a tavern near here. Observing patrons dancing, Whitefield exhorted them against that vice. Soon the dancers stopped and allowed Whitefield to . . . — — Map (db m16373) HM
In memory of Rebecca Randall Bryan. “On March 22, 1856, Thomas Randall conveyed to Abraham W. Bessent and John S. Thomas, trustees of the Baptist Church, this plot of ground, with title to exist for so long as it continued a location of . . . — — Map (db m16805) HM
On Jan. 1, 1740 George Whitefield (1714-1770), Anglican evangelist, stopped at a tavern nearby on his way to Savannah. Whitefield, the most famous revivalist of the Great Awakening in colonial America, wrote in his diary that since it was New . . . — — Map (db m224804) HM
Loris Training School, which stood here from 1928 to 1955, was the first school for black students in Loris and other nearby communities. Built at a cost of $4,700, it was one of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in . . . — — Map (db m26754) HM
Called a "rice trunk," this device is based on the centuries-old practice of using hollow tree trunks to carry water in and out of rice fields. Here, the apparatus helps us manage marshes as wildlife habitat. Since the 1930s, when . . . — — Map (db m199788) HM
Atalaya is the former winter home of renowned sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington and her husband Archer Milton Huntington, a well-known scholar of Hispanic studies, a businessman and poet. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in1992 . . . — — Map (db m199585) HM
"Find figure work very dull. All figures are so alike that only the pose varies them. I do not see how sculptors can go on finding interest with only composition and design to vary. With animals it's different. You have tremendous variety and . . . — — Map (db m199785) HM
The Huntingtons enjoyed dogs and had several which traveled with them to Atalaya each winter Echo, Anna's greyhound, and Kelpie, one of her Scottish deerhounds, served as models for some of her sculptures. Anna eventually became one of the most . . . — — Map (db m199784) HM
The garage housed the Huntington's customized recreational vehicle, seen below This vehicle transported Archer and Anna from Connecticut to Atalaya each winter along with their menagerie of animals. including monkeys, dogs and a macaw. — — Map (db m199786) HM
The delicious smell of pitch pine combines to give us fierce appetites for crabs and clams. -Anna Hyatt Huntington Diary Entry March 9, 1930 The Huntingtons enjoyed seafood so much that they built a room devoted to it! Here, house-staff . . . — — Map (db m199787) HM
The stables housed Anna's riding horses Polly and Bob. Old Stevie lived here as well. "An old hopeless stallion, starved and wretched," Anna bought him from a local farmer for $25 as a model for Rocinante, Don Quixote's emaciated steed. So weak . . . — — Map (db m199783) HM
This stretch of our Marshwalk is dedicated to the Murrells Inlet boat captains of the past who established the fishing industry that we depend upon today. Early in the 20th century, seagoing inlet captains began to take small parties out for . . . — — Map (db m100705) HM
St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. . . . — — Map (db m27331) HM
Oyster consumption began more than 4,000 years ago by Native Americans. Today, oysters are considered a delicacy. These water-filtering bivalves are also invaluable sources of food and habitat for marine life.
Through over-harvesting and . . . — — Map (db m190802) HM
Elisha Tillman died in 1824. His son, John M. Tillman (1798-1865), inherited the Ark plantation and lived there until his death. In 1860, some of the farm products at the Ark were cattle, swine, wool, Indian corn, sweet potatoes, rye, peas, beans . . . — — Map (db m199459) HM
Hospital care was one of the integral missions of the newly created U. S. Army Air Base on land donated by the City of Myrtle Beach. As the base was built at the outset of World War II, the hospital was located about one mile east of here in an . . . — — Map (db m102235) HM WM
In 1948, the War Assets Administration transferred to the Town of Myrtle Beach the Army Air Base. Since the maintenance and operation of an airport is a year-round proposition, it was easy to see that the town had embarked upon a big venture. When . . . — — Map (db m102148) HM
The 354th Day Fighter Wing was originally composed of three fighting squadrons — the 353rd, 355th and 356th Day Fighter Squadrons. In 1957, an Air Force-wide reorganization of flying units reduced the number of F-100s assigned to the Myrtle . . . — — Map (db m102151) WM
The 353rd Tactical Fighter squadron was formed on November 15, 1942. During World War II the fighter squadron was known as the "Fighting Cobras,“ and served with distinction in England, France and Germany, flying the P-39, P-51 and P-47 . . . — — Map (db m102103) WM
On November 19, 1956, the Air Force resurrected the unit as the 354th Fighter-Day Group and stationed it at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. It was then re-designated the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing in July 1958, flying the RF-80, and during 1959 began . . . — — Map (db m102127) WM
In August 1990, the 354th was once again deployed for combat operations this time in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. By the end of the conflict, the 354th's A-10s were credited with destroying 950 tanks, 900 artillery . . . — — Map (db m102163) WM
The 354th Fighter Wing has a long and distinguished past. The wing saw action in every major conflict in which the United States was involved, except for the Korean War. Activated at Hamilton Field in California on November 15, 1942, as the 354th . . . — — Map (db m102125) WM
The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) had its genesis as the 354th Fighter Group (FG) in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, California. In October 1943, it was moved to England and began aerial combat operations flying P-51s. In November 1944, it . . . — — Map (db m102126) WM
During the period that A-7Ds operated at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the tactical fighter squadrons carried out important peace time deployment and reinforcement responsibilities in three key theaters of operation. In the European Theater, . . . — — Map (db m102150) HM WM
Activated on November 15, 1942, at Hamilton Field, California, the first 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron pilots, nicknamed the “Pugnacious Pups,” flew the P-39 Aircobra. After deploying to England in 1943, the squadron . . . — — Map (db m120831) HM
The 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Fighting Falcons) were located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department Office and Training Facility.
The squadron was activated in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, . . . — — Map (db m120830) HM
November 1956 saw the reactivation of the 356th as the "Green Demons" at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, flying the F-100D Super Sabre. The 356th participated in numerous deployments to Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and also deployed . . . — — Map (db m102101) WM
The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Green Demons), building 347, was located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department office and Training Facility. The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron was activated in November . . . — — Map (db m102102) WM
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1977 to 1993. It was manufactured by the Fairchild Republic Corporation and traces its name, Thunderbolt II, back to the Republic Aircraft Corporation's Army Air Corps . . . — — Map (db m102152) WM
Named after a type of pirate vessel the Corsair was the United States Navy's famed F-4U fighter aircraft of World War II. It was manufactured by the Chance Vought Corporation, which eventually became the LTV Corporation and manufacturer of the . . . — — Map (db m102153) WM
In the Fall of 1956, officers and airmen from the United States Air Force were assigned to newly constructed Myrtle Beach Air Force Base to start a new fighter wing. Their task was reactivation of the famous World War II “Pioneer Mustang . . . — — Map (db m102124) WM
The Airmen’s Dining Hall, building 245, a large facility capable of simultaneous feeding of several hundred airmen, was located in this area of The Market Common.
The Dining Hall was centrally located with respect to the Airmen’s Dormitory . . . — — Map (db m120506) HM
Settlers from the Waccamaw Neck attempted to extend thei plantations to what was called Long Bay. Many families received land in 1735 just south of the Withers Swash when the colonial government began issuing grants. Independent farmers and . . . — — Map (db m102106) HM
Beginning in 1740, experiments by Miss Eliza Lucas (who later married Charles Pinckney) and a few others who were also experimenting with indigo, helped lead to the successful cultivation of indigo in South Carolina. The indigo plant was the . . . — — Map (db m199547) HM
The Audio Visual Facility, building 502, at this location provided a complete line of audio visual services in support of all of the units on the base.
The facility was equipped with two darkrooms for photography work and had the capability to . . . — — Map (db m113446) HM
The Auto Craft Center, building 255, was located on Wainwright Boulevard, now Johnson Avenue. The building was constructed in 1962.
The Auto Craft Center offered a wide range of services and had a large selection of equipment and tools. The . . . — — Map (db m113445) HM
The Aircraft Avionics Maintenance shops, building 325, were housed in an environmentally controlled building near this location. The Avionics Squadron administrative offices were located in this building.
The shops contained a full complement . . . — — Map (db m113455) HM
The Base Civil Engineering Complex, building 219, was located within this area of The Market Common. It contained the Base Civil Engineering Administrative Offices, specialty maintenance shops and storage for material used in maintaining base . . . — — Map (db m113453) HM
Base Operations, building 362, housed the functions associated with the operations of transient aircraft arriving and departing the base.
It maintained a full complement of flight planning services for transient pilots, including a weather . . . — — Map (db m120777) HM
Base Supply, building 214, contained 154,000 square feet of space. This building housed the administrative offices of the Supply Squadron. It also provided storage for the hundreds of items used in carrying out all Base functions, as well as . . . — — Map (db m113444) HM
Located across the street from the hospital on Pampas Drive, the bowling center, building 132, was constructed in 1961.
The center offered many hours of fun and relaxation. The 18-lane center offered league bowling each weekday evening, while . . . — — Map (db m113487) HM
General Howard was the only fighter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat flying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
While flying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near Berlin in 1944, he . . . — — Map (db m102039) WM
General Howard was the only ﬁghter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat ﬂying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
While ﬂying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near . . . — — Map (db m113454) HM
General Hall served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period April 1984 to January 1986. He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of . . . — — Map (db m102767) WM
General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990. He accumulated more than 3,100 flying hours in tactical fighter aircraft, including the . . . — — Map (db m102230) HM WM
General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990.
He accumulated more than 3,100 ﬂying hours in tactical ﬁghter aircraft, . . . — — Map (db m121751) HM
Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air . . . — — Map (db m102100) WM
Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air . . . — — Map (db m121702) HM
Brigadier General William Donald Curry Jr. was born in Minneapolis in 1926. He entered the service from Marshalltown, IA, during WWII and served as a B-24 Crew Chief until entering the US Military Academy. Upon graduation in 1950, he was . . . — — Map (db m121709) HM
Captain Paul Johnson of Dresden, Tennessee, was a pilot with the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, during the Desert Storm Combat Operations over Iraq. On January 21, 1991, Captain Johnson flying an A-10 was tasked with a . . . — — Map (db m102196) WM
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the lraqi occupation of Kuwait. . . . — — Map (db m102041) WM
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. . . . — — Map (db m113456) HM
This is the site of the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Chapel, building 112, located on what was then Third Street and Farrow Boulevard.
The Base Chapel program supported both Protestant and Catholic religious education programs and . . . — — Map (db m113486) HM
Chaplain Baldwin served as the Senior Installation Chaplain at Mytle Beach Air Force Base during the period June 1989 to 1992. During this period he also accompanied the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing on deployment to King Fahad International Airport, . . . — — Map (db m102237) HM WM
Charlie and Sarah Fitzgerald opened Charlie's Place as a supper club in 1937. It was a stop on the "Chitlin' Circuit," nightclubs where black entertainers such as Billie Holiday, the Mills Brothers, Little Richard, Ruth Brown, Otis Redding, and . . . — — Map (db m160868) HM
Chief Master Sergeant Gary Moser was raised in Raeford, North Carolina, and joined the United States Air Force in 1968. His early assignments included tours of duty in Thailand, Germany and North Carolina.
Chief Master Sergeant Moser served . . . — — Map (db m120864) HM
Chief Master Sergeant James Cope
Chief Master Sergeant James Cope was 1st Sergeant in the 356th Fighter squadron and the 354th Armament and Electronics Squadron. Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the . . . — — Map (db m102231) HM WM
Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis is a native of Georgetown County, South Carolina. He graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown, South Carolina, and enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly thereafter. After completing basic . . . — — Map (db m102229) HM WM
CMSAF Murray served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1986-1992. During this period, he served as the non-commissioned ofﬁcer in charge of the 356th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) Support Section, the 56th Aircraft Generation Squadron . . . — — Map (db m120836) HM
In 1961, Dominican Republic Dictator Raphael Trujillo was assassinated. In the following years, turmoil and conflict were the order of the day on the island. President John F. Kennedy made it clear that it was time for democracy in the Dominican . . . — — Map (db m102073) WM
Born December 1921 in Washington, D.C., Colonel Albert R. Neville entered military service in January 1940 as an enlisted man in the US Army. In 1941 he won a competitive appointment to West Point, graduating in 1945 with his wings.
He was . . . — — Map (db m121714) HM
Colonel Branch was born and raised in south Texas where he learned to fly in a Piper Cub. In 1951, he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned and rated as pilot in 1952. He completed advanced training in the F-86 and was sent to . . . — — Map (db m102239) HM WM
Colonel Cook was born in Pennington, New Jersey, in 1921. He attended Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia and graduated Bucknell University in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1943. Upon . . . — — Map (db m102228) HM WM
Colonel Charles M. "Charlie" Thrash was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on three different occasions. During these three tours he filled nearly every flying-related leadership position in the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing and amassed more . . . — — Map (db m102238) HM WM
Colonel Brown is a native of Elizabethtown, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1978.
After completing pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base in Del Rio, Texas, he was assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force . . . — — Map (db m113440) HM
Colonel Forney was born June 1920 in Sioux Falls, SD where he attended Washington High School graduating in 1938. He received a degree in Business Administration in 1942 from the University of South Dakota.
In 1942 he was commissioned a . . . — — Map (db m121742) HM
Colonel Deville, was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Louisiana State University and his masters in business management from Georgia College. . . . — — Map (db m102104) WM
Colonel Schneider was born in Passaic, NJ in September 1919. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus from 1938-1941. He entered aviation cadet training in December 1941 and attended primary flight training at King City, CA and basic flight . . . — — Map (db m121801) HM
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