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Our Genealogy Helper for Myrtle Beach ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Myrtle Beach (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Myrtle Beach. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Myrtle Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Myrtle Beach: Myrtle Bch.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Myrtle Beach is located in Horry County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Horry County: Brunswick (NC), Columbus (NC), Dillon, Georgetown & Marion.

Below are the counties that are near Myrtle Beach. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Myrtle Beach:

  • Horry County     (The home county of Myrtle Beach)
    • Forestbrook [Horry County]
    • Socastee [Horry County]
    • Surfside Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surfside Beach
      • Surfside Beach [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surfside Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surfside Beach<2>
    • Arcadian Shores [Horry County]
    • Oceanside Village [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceanside Village
      • Oceanside Village [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceanside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceanside Village
    • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Briarcliffe Acres
      • Briarcliffe Acres [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Briarcliffe Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliffe Acres
    • Garden City Beach [Horry County]
    • Garden City [Horry County]
    • Windjammer Village [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windjammer Village
      • Windjammer Village [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windjammer Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windjammer Village
    • Atlantic Beach [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlantic Beach
      • Atlantic Beach [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlantic Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Bucksport [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucksport
      • Bucksport [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucksport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucksport
    • Conway [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Horry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,620 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<2>
  • Florence County
    • Johnsonville [Florence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonville
      • Johnsonville [Florence County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnsonville<2>
  • Georgetown County
    • Murrells Inlet [Georgetown County]
    • Inlet Oaks Village [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inlet Oaks Village
      • Inlet Oaks Village [Georgetown County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inlet Oaks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet Oaks Village
    • Litchfield Beach [Georgetown County]
    • Jackson [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Georgetown County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Pawleys Island [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawleys Island
      • Pawleys Island [Georgetown County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawleys Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawleys Island<2>
    • Carters Crossroads [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carters Crossroads
      • Carters Crossroads [Georgetown County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carters Crossroads
    • Campfield [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campfield
      • Campfield [Georgetown County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campfield
    • Allentown [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Georgetown County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Georgetown [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Georgetown County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
  • Marion County
    • Gresham [Marion County]
    • Centenary [Marion County]
    • Rains [Marion County]
    • Nichols [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
      • Nichols [Marion County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<2>
  • Williamsburg County
    • Hemingway [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemingway
      • Hemingway [Williamsburg County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemingway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemingway<2>
    • Nesmith [Williamsburg County]
    • Stuckey [Williamsburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stuckey
      • Stuckey [Williamsburg County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stuckey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stuckey
  • Brunswick County (NC)
    • Calabash [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calabash
      • Calabash [Brunswick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,360 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calabash have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calabash
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calabash<2>
    • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolina Shores
      • Carolina Shores [Brunswick County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,802 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Shores
    • Sunset Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Brunswick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunset Beach<2>
    • Longwood [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longwood
      • Longwood [Brunswick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longwood
    • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Isle Beach
      • Ocean Isle Beach [Brunswick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ocean Isle Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Isle Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Isle Beach<2>
    • Holden Beach [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden Beach
      • Holden Beach [Brunswick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 675 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden Beach<2>
    • Shallotte [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallotte
      • Shallotte [Brunswick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallotte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shallotte<2>
    • Varnamtown [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnamtown
      • Varnamtown [Brunswick County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnamtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnamtown
  • Columbus County (NC)
    • Bug Hill [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bug Hill
      • Bug Hill [Columbus County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bug Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bug Hill
    • Pine Level [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Columbus County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Tabor City [Columbus County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tabor City
      • Tabor City [Columbus County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,893 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tabor City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tabor City<2>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Myrtle Beach, see our County-by-County Page for Myrtle Beach.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Myrtle Beach ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Myrtle Beach.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Myrtle Beach. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Myrtle Beach and those printed in the larger area surrounding Myrtle Beach.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Myrtle Beach.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Myrtle Beach:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Myrtle Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Myrtle Beach.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Myrtle Beach covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Withers Memorial Cemetery
  • Ocean Woods Memorial Cemetery
  • Community Memorial Cemetery
  • Thompkins Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thompkins Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thompkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Thompkins Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompkins Cemetery
  • Southeastern Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Southeastern Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Southeastern Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Southeastern Memorial Gardens lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southeastern Memorial Gardens
  • Hillcrest Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Buck Graveyard
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Buck Graveyard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Buck Graveyard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Buck Graveyard lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Graveyard
    • Graham Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graham Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Graham Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Cemetery
    • Reaves Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reaves Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reaves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Reaves Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reaves Cemetery
    • Belin Memorial Cemetery
    • Kingston Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kingston Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kingston Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kingston Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston Cemetery
    • Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Lawn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forest Lawn Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Lawn Cemetery
    • Grainger Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grainger Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grainger Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grainger Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grainger Cemetery
    • Hemingway Cemetery
    • Rose Hill Memorial Gardens

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Myrtle Beach in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Myrtle Beach.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Myrtle Beach, with the one closest to Myrtle Beach listed first.

  • Socastee [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socastee
    • Socastee [Horry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Socastee had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Socastee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socastee<2>
  • Vaught [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaught
    • Vaught [Horry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vaught had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaught have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaught
  • Nixonville [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixonville
    • Nixonville [Horry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nixonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nixonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixonville
  • Bucksville [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucksville
    • Bucksville [Horry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 276 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bucksville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucksville
  • Toddville [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toddville
    • Toddville [Horry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toddville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toddville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toddville
  • Hand [Horry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hand
    • Hand [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hand had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hand have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hand
  • Continue List ...
    • Bucksport [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucksport
      • Bucksport [Horry County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bucksport had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucksport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucksport
    • Conway [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conway
      • Conway [Horry County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 677 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,620 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Conway had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conway<2>
    • Port Harrelson [Horry County] - Historic
      • While Port Harrelson was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Harrelson
      • Port Harrelson [Horry County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Harrelson had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Harrelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wampee [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wampee
      • Wampee [Horry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wampee had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wampee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wampee
    • Hammond [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond [Horry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Myrtle Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 98 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hammond had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Dongola [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dongola
      • Dongola [Horry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dongola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dongola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dongola
    • Yauhannah [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yauhannah
      • Yauhannah [Georgetown County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Myrtle Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Yauhannah had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yauhannah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yauhannah
    • Adrian [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adrian
      • Adrian [Horry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Myrtle Beach
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Adrian had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adrian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adrian
    • Little River [Horry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Horry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Myrtle Beach
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 64 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Little River had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little River<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Myrtle Beach. See our List of 1890's Communities around Myrtle Beach.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Myrtle Beach ...

While our initial data about Myrtle Beach came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Myrtle Beach in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Myrtle Beach.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

We have found Myrtle Beach in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Myrtle Beach for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Myrtle Beach. See our Misc Page for Myrtle Beach for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in South Carolina

About Horry County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Myrtle Beach: www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/

The official website for Horry County: www.horrycounty.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Myrtle Beach) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Myrtle Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Myrtle BeachOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrtle Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6934, Longitude: -78.8836    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Myrtle Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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