Pawley's Island / Waccamaw Neck

Pawley's Island / Waccamaw Neck (HMQIA)

Location: Pawleys Island, SC 29585 Georgetown County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 26.022', W 79° 7.27'

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Pawley's Island:This island, located about ½ mile east, was used by plantation householders who lived on the seashore from May to November to escape malaria, or "summer fever." A number of houses built about 1850, and the summer academy and rectory of All Saints' Parish remain. The hurricane of 1822 destroyed most earlier homes.

Waccamaw Neck
Narrow Strip of land from Atlantic Ocean to Waccamaw River. Rice plantations flourished by 1740. Remaining are c. 1790 houses, Litchfield and Prospect Hill, and one slave chapel. All Saints Parish est. 1767. Area furnished salt for Revolutionary War. Visitors included Lafayette 1777, Washington 1791, J. Monroe 1819, Churchill 1932, F. Roosevelt 1944.
Additional InformationMarker is two-sided and was relocated from old Pawleys Island Post Office.
Historical Period18th Century
Historical PlaceTown, Island
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker Number22-26
Year Placed1975
Placed ByWaccamaw Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:09pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] BOB CIMINEL 7/23/16  
Locationbig map
Directions InformationUS-17 to North Causeway/Waverly Road, left on Myrtle, monument is just beyond town hall and police station on left.
Location DescriptionNormally hidden by trees and police car.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 674661 N 3700946
Decimal Degrees33.43370000, -79.12116667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.022', W 79° 7.27'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 1.3200" N, 79° 7' 16.2000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 290-296 Myrtle Ave, Pawleys Island SC 29585, US
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