Galivants Ferry

Galivants Ferry (HM1QA)

Location: Galivants Ferry, SC 29544 Horry County
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N 34° 3.309', W 79° 14.694'

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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 Conway. "Evans Store" appears here in Robert Mills's Atlas of S.C. (1825). In 1869 Joseph William Holliday (1827-1904) opened a general store here.

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By 1900 J.W. Holliday was one of the leading tobacco farmers in the region and Galivants Ferry was the center of a large community of tenant farmers who grew tobacco on Holliday's land. The Galivants Ferry Historic District, including houses, barns, and other agricultural buildings, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.
HM NumberHM1QA
Marker Number26 11
Year Placed2004
Placed ByHorry County
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 1:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 661984 N 3769660
Decimal Degrees34.05515000, -79.24490000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 3.309', W 79° 14.694'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 3' 18.54" N, 79° 14' 41.64" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 146-166 US-501, Galivants Ferry SC 29544, US
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