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Encyclopedia > Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Beach Skyline of Myrtle Beach
Location of Myrtle Beach inSouth Carolina
Location of Myrtle Beach in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 33°43′15″N 78°52′32″W / 33.72083, -78.87556
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Horry
Government
 - Mayor John Rhodes
Area
 - Total 16.8 sq mi (43.5 km²)
 - Land 16.8 sq mi (43.5 km²)
 - Water 12,359,674 sq mi (0.1 km²)
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 22,759
 - Density 1,356.4/sq mi (523.7/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 843
FIPS code 45-49075[1]
GNIS feature ID 1249770[2]
Website: http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/

Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. It is part of the Grand Strand, a stretch of beaches along the South Carolina coastline, and the combined Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach MSA. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Myrtlebeach. ... Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... This is a list of the counties of South Carolina. ... Horry County (pronounced ORR-EEE; IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... John Rhodes may refer to John Jacob Rhodes, (1916 - ) Congressional representative from Arizona John Jacob Rhodes III, (1943 - ) Congressional representative from Arizona John W. Rhodes, North Carolina politician John Rhodes, Aon Corporation employee killed in the September 11 attacks John Rhodes, mathemetician, co-developer of Krohn-Rhodes Theory John Rhodes... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Area Code 843 is an area code in South Carolina that covers Florence, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hiton Head Island and other parts of eastern South Carolina. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Horry County (pronounced ORR-EEE; IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina and extreme southeastern North Carolina. ... The Myrtle Beach metropolitan area (also Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach MSA) is a census-designated metropolitan area in Horry County, South Carolina. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ...


Founded early in the 20th century, Myrtle Beach is primarily a resort town. It is the primary hub of the Grand Strand, a stretch of beaches along South Carolina's coast, and sees upward of ten million visitors each annual season[citation needed]. Visitors are drawn primarily by the coastline, but also by a number of amusement parks, restaurants, festivals, and tourist traps. The majority of shops in downtown Jackson, Wyoming cater to tourists. ... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina and extreme southeastern North Carolina. ... Theme park redirects here. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Festival (disambiguation). ... Billboards are used to advertise the attractions Tourist trap is a phrase for any establishment or set of establishments that have been created to attract travelers or tourists and provide products for the tourist to purchase. ...


In the last decade, the population of Myrtle Beach has grown rapidly. The population was 22,759 at the 2000 census, while the Census Bureau estimated its population at 28,597 in 2006.[3] Myrtle Beach is a core city of the Myrtle Beach-Conway-Georgetown CSA, which had an estimated 2006 population of 299,353.[4] 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...

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Geography

Myrtle Beach is a city located at 33°42′15″N, 78°52′32″W (33.704238, -78.875453).[5] It is situated mainly between the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway on the west and the Atlantic Ocean (Long Bay) on the East, although building west of the waterway is rapidly increasing. Much of the area between the coast and the waterway is a slightly elevated sandbar or dune area. West of the waterway the land is mostly pine forest with a normal high water table, in which developers dredge ponds and use the soil to create elevated areas for better drainage around buildings. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.5 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.5 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water. Categories: Stub ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


History

Withers

Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the general area along Long Bay was inhabited by the Waccamaw Indians. The Waccamaw used the river for travel and fished along the shore around Little River. Waties Island, the primary barrier island along Long Bay, has evidence of burial and shell mounds, remains of the visiting Waccamaw.[6] Long Bay Correctional Complex is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Waccamaw tribe, from which the Waccamaw River and many other local place names were given, inhabited the territory of present northeastern South Carolina and southeastern North Carolina. ... Little River is a census-designated place located in Horry County, South Carolina. ... Waties Island is an undeveloped barrier island in the eastern coast of South Carolina. ...


The first settlers along Long Bay arrived in the late 17th century, attempting to extend the plantation system outward towards the ocean [7]. Records are sparse from this period, with most of the recorded history pieced together from old land grants. They were met with mixed results, producing unremarkable quantities of indigo and tobacco. The coast's soil was sandy and most of the crops yields were of an inferior quality. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... A plantation economy is an economy which is based on agricultural mass production, usually of a few staple products grown on large farms called plantations. ... A land grant is a gift of land made by the government for projects such as roads, railroads, or especially academic institutions. ... Indigo is the color on the spectrum between about 450 and 420 nm in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet. ... Shredded tobacco leaf for pipe smoking Tobacco can also be pressed into plugs and sliced into flakes Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the fresh leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. ...


Prior to the American Revolution, the area along the future Grand Strand was essentially uninhabited. Several families received land grants along the coast, including most notably the Withers: John, Richard, William and Mary. They received an area around present-day Myrtle Swash, at the time known as Wither's Swash or the 8-Mile Swash. Another grant was given to James Minor, a barrier island named Minor Island, now Waties Island, off of the coast near Little River.[8] John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina and extreme southeastern North Carolina. ... Waties Island is an undeveloped barrier island in the eastern coast of South Carolina. ...


Mary Wither's gravestone at Prince George Winyah Episcopal church speaks to the remoteness of the former Strand: "She gave up the pleasures of Society and retired to Long Bay, where she resided a great part of her life devoted to the welfare of her children."[9]


As America reached independence, Horry County remained essentially unchanged, and the coast remained barren. George Washington scouted out the Southern states during his term, travelling down the King's Highway. He stayed the night at Windy Hill and was led across Wither's Swash to Georgetown by Jeremiah Vereen.[10] George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... The Kings Highway, over 1,300 miles in length, is the route that joins Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts including the older Boston Post Road. ... North Myrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County, South Carolina. ... Location of Georgetown in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Georgetown Government  - Mayor Lynn Wood Wilson Area  - City 7. ...


The Withers family remained one of the few settlers around Myrtle Beach for the next half-century. In 1822, a strong hurricane swept the house of R. F. Withers into the ocean, drowning 18 people inside. The tragedy made the Withers family decide to abandon their plots along the coast, and the area, left unattended, began to return to forest.[11] 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


New Town

The F.G. Burroughs steamship
The F.G. Burroughs steamship

Following the Civil War, most of the abandoned land along the ocean was purchased by the Conway Lumber Company. The company built the Conway & Seashore Railroad to move chopped timber from the coast inland. A "Withers" post office was established at the site of the old Swash. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


After the railroad was finished, employees of the lumber and railroad company would take train flatcars down to the beach on their weekends off, in essence becoming the first Grand Strand tourists [12]. The area where the railroad ended was nicknamed "New Town", contrasting it with the "Old Town", or Conway. FEC 37066 passing Glen Haven, Wisconsin, on the Mississippi River, is carrying two containers. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ...


In 1900, a hotel, the Seaside Inn, had been built by the company to handle visitors from the railroad. Around the same time, a contest was held to name New Town. F. G. Burroughs, a member of the Burroughs family, suggested honoring the local abundant shrub, the wax myrtle, and the area was named Myrtle Beach. Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ...


Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach began as little more than a resort town for employees of the Conway Lumber Company, now Burroughs & Chapin. It continued to grow for the next couple of decades, and in 1938, it finally incorporated. In 1940, Myrtle Beach Municipal Airport was built, and Kings Highway was finally paved, giving Myrtle Beach its first primary highway.. Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demographics

General

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,759 people, 10,413 households, and 5,414 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,356.3 people per square mile (523.7/km²). There were 14,658 housing units at an average density of 873.5/sq mi (337.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.16% Caucasian, 12.76% African-American, 0.42% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.37% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.67% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 10,413 households out of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.79. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,498, and the median income for a family was $43,900. Males had a median income of $26,039 versus $22,473 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,214. About 7.6% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Tourism

General

The general Grand Strand area receives a large influx of visitors during the spring, summer and fall months, with over ten million tourists visiting Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas.


Golf

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina has been called the "Golf Capital of the World" [13] because of the 120 golf courses located there, the record of 4.2 million rounds played, and to top it off they have as many as 50 miniature golf courses. The majority of the area's golf courses are open to the public.


Economy

Myrtle Beach's economy is mostly tourism-based[citation needed], with tourism bringing in millions of dollars each season[citation needed]. Restaurants and golf courses are found across the Grand Strand, with a large number concentrating in the downtown area of the city. Farms that produce tobacco, indigo, watmels, berries, and other crops also give good amounts of money into the city. Lumber companies and railroads give small amounts of money to the city. Factories that produce mainly household appliances generate the smallest amount of money to the city.


Education

The Myrtle Beach metro area is home to two major institutes of higher learning, Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway. The area is also home to a branch of Webster University, an MBA graduate school, and NAIA, a flight school. Image:Coastal Carolina Univerisity. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ... Webster University is an American private university in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. ...


The entire area of Horry County is served by a single public school system, Horry County Schools, and the Myrtle Beach area is dotted with private schools of various sizes and motifs. Horry County Schools (HCS) is a public school district serving Horry County, South Carolina and is the third-largest school district in South Carolina. ...


Transportation

Roads

SC-31 serves as a by-pass for a majority of the Grand Strand
SC-31 serves as a by-pass for a majority of the Grand Strand

The first major route into the Myrtle Beach area, U.S. Route 17, ran from the North Carolina border to the Myrtle Beach area and turned west and north into Conway. The road was named in 1933, and US 17 was extended into South Carolina a year later. The road from Myrtle Beach to Conway was later renamed US 501 in a complicated route that roughly followed the current Broadway Street, Highway 15, Seaboard Street, Robert Grissom Parkway, Highway 544, and Business US 501[citation needed]. The Grand Strand is a popular tourist destination in the eastern portion of the U.S. state of South Carolina and extreme southeastern North Carolina. ... The Carolina Bays Parkway (South Carolina Highway 31, abbreviated S.C. Highway 31 or SC 31) is a six-lane Interstate Highway standards freeway that parallels (in most case) the Intracoastal Waterway from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... South Carolina Highway 22, also known as the Conway Bypass and Veterans Parkway, is a four lane freeway that connects U.S. Highway 501 north of Conway, South Carolina to U.S. Highway 17 in Myrtle Beach. ... U.S. Highway 378 is a spur of U.S. Highway 78. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... South Carolina Highway 73 or well known as Ocean Boulevard is a major highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... South Carolina Highway 544 is a major 4 lane highway in Horry County. ... South Carolina Highway 707 is a route in Horry County, South Carolina in the Myrtle Beach metro area that starts from U.S. Highway 17 Bypass across from Farrow Parkway or the Back Gate near Socastee and ends at U.S. Highway 17 Business in Murrells Inlet. ... South Carolina Highway 905 is a state highway in Horry County. ... North Carolina Highway 905 (also called NC 905) is a twenty-mile North Carolina state highway that runs from Whiteville, North Carolina to the South Carolina state line. ... An aerial view of the western part of Carolina Forest. ... Farrow Parkway near Ocean Boulevard Farrow Parkway is a four-lane, 3. ... Harrelson Boulevard is a four lane highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Holmestown Road or known as Horry County Route 1240 is a major 4-lane road in Burgess, South Carolina near Surfside Beach, South Carolina in Horry County. ... Robert M. Grissom Parkway or known as Grissom Parkway is a major 4-lane connector highway in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Carolina Bays Parkway (South Carolina Highway 31, abbreviated S.C. Highway 31 or SC 31) is a six-lane Interstate Highway standards freeway that parallels (in most case) the Intracoastal Waterway from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... United States Highway 17 (also known as the Ocean Highway) is a north-south United States highway. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... U.S. Highway 501 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ...


The current route of US 501 was created in a more direct path from Aynor, South Carolina into Myrtle Beach. The new four-lane road was built in the 1960s to cover the growing traffic coming into the city, with little development occurring along the new road. The bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was built in 1962, and the surrounding area has just recently been developed as developments have moved across the Intracoastal Waterway. Aynor is a town in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. ... Tug and barge on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway Navigation on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), where it intersects with Bayou Perot, in the vicinity of New Orleans The Intracoastal Waterway is a 4,800-km (3,000-mile) recreational and commercial waterway along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the...


By the late 1970s, a bypass roughly paralleling a dirt road was created for bypass traffic for US 17. This original route, named South Carolina Highway 317, was opened in 1975 and allowed traffic to bypass King's Highway from the northern city limits to US 501[citation needed]. By the 1980s, the road was completed to Murrells Inlet and renamed as US 17. The Kings Highway, over 1,300 miles in length, is the route that joins Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts including the older Boston Post Road. ... Murrells Inlet is a census-designated place (CDP) in Georgetown County, South Carolina, United States. ...


Within the last decade, new roads have been created to ease congestion caused by the yearly influx of visitors. Most of these roads follow the Metro Loop Road Plan[citation needed], organized in 1997 to better the traffic flow of Myrtle Beach. Some of the roads included have either been funded through RIDE I funding or through the City of Myrtle Beach.


RIDE II plans include the third phase of the Carolina Bays Parkway, a graded separation of Farrow Parkway and US 17 Bypass at the back gate of the former Air Force base, and many other projects. The county is currently debating where to allocate the $400 million generated through a proposed 1-cent sales tax[citation needed]. Other road projects in Horry County, including some in Aynor and Conway, will be included when voted upon. The Carolina Bays Parkway (South Carolina Highway 31, abbreviated S.C. Highway 31 or SC 31) is a six-lane Interstate Highway standards freeway that parallels (in most case) the Intracoastal Waterway from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Farrow Parkway near Ocean Boulevard Farrow Parkway is a four-lane, 3. ... Aynor is a town in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ...


Interstates

Myrtle Beach will eventually be served by two interstates, Interstate 73 and Interstate 74. The North Myrtle Beach Connector will connect I-74 to downtown North Myrtle Beach. Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 74 Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... North Myrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County, South Carolina. ...


Air

The Myrtle Beach area is also served by the Myrtle Beach International Airport, located the south side of town. The airport opened in 1976 and has served the Myrtle Beach area continuously. Hooters Air began operating out of Myrtle Beach in early 2003, only to be closed in early 2006 due to rising airline prices and the airline industry as a whole. There is also the old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, which is considered the best air force base by many. Myrtle Beach International Airport (IATA: MYR, ICAO: KMYR) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southwest of the city of Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina, USA. Myrtle Beach International Airport is located on the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. ... Hooters Air is a low-fare airline with headquarters located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. Image:Hootersair. ... Myrtle Beach Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force facility. ...


Rail

Myrtle Beach is served by a single rail line which essentially runs parallel to Hwy 501 from Conway ending in downtown Myrtle Beach. The tracks are owned by Horry County, but were leased in 2000 to the Carolina Southern Railroad (CSRR) which operates on the line as the Waccamaw Coastline Railroad.[14] Carolina Southern Railroad is a shortline rail operator running on less than 100 miles of rail at a maximum speed of 10 mph. It transports mostly freight brought to it from national rail operators like CSX. The company makes just one scheduled delivery per month into the City of Myrtle Beach.[15] U.S. Highway 501 is a spur of U.S. Highway 1. ...


Sports

Myrtle Beach is home to three non-major sports team,the Myrtle Turtles, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, a Carolina League baseball team and Atlanta Braves farm franchise, and the Myrtle Beach Thunderboltz, an ECHL hockey team that will eventually play regularly at Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway. Atlanta Braves National League AAA Richmond Braves AA Mississippi Braves A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Rome Braves R Danville Braves Orlando Braves The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are a minor league baseball team in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... The Myrtle Beach Thunderboltz are an ECHL expansion team set to begin play for the 2006-07 season. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Image:Coastal Carolina Univerisity. ...


The area hosts the annual Bi-Lo Myrtle Beach Marathon, a track and field event in February featuring a Friday night 5K and a Saturday half-marathon, marathon, and relay. Marathon day draws the limit of 6,000 runners annually (2,500 full, 3,500 half) and results usually in an unusual dawn as the race starts before dawn (6:30 AM) in order to finish by 2:30 PM. BI-LO is the name of several different supermarket chains around the world: BI-LO (Australia) BI-LO (United States) Bilo is also The retarded brother of Sacha Baron Cohens character Borat. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ...


The area is home to many golf courses which dot the Strand.


Stock car racing is held at Myrtle Beach Speedway. This article is about the sport of stock car racing. ... The Myrtle Beach Speedway originally named Rambi Raceway was built in 1958 and is located on US 501 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ...


Media

Myrtle Beach Broadcast TV Stations

The Grand Strand and Florence, South Carolina share a common defined market by Nielsen Media Research in Horry, Marion, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro, Scotland, Robeson, and Florence counties. The Myrtle Beach / Florence Market is the 103 largest market in the USA as defined by Nielsen Media Research. WFXB-TV Fox 43 is the Fox affiliate serving Florence, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC and Lumberton, NC. External links WFXB-TV Fox 43 Query the FCCs TV station database for WFXB Categories: | | | ... WBTW television is Channel 13 based in Florence, South Carolina, with a second newsroom in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... WPDE-TV, channel 15, is the ABC television affiliate serving Myrtle Beach and Florence, South Carolina and Robeson and Scotland counties in North Carolina. ... WMBF-TV channel 32 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a future TV station slated to be the areas new NBC affiliate. ... WWMB UPN21 is the UPN affiliate serving Florence, SC/Myrtle Beach, SC and Lumberton, North Carolina. ... South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is the statewide public television and public radio network in South Carolina. ... This article is about a city in the US state of South Carolina. ... Horry County (pronounced ORR-EEE; IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ...


Newspapers

The Sun News is arguably the largest daily paper published along the Grand Strand, with a readership base extending from Georgetown, South Carolina to Sunset Beach, North Carolina. The paper has been in existence since the 1930s and was formerly published by Knight Ridder before being bought out by The McClatchy Company NYSEMNI The Sun News is a Knight Ridder newspaper in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Location of Georgetown in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Georgetown Government  - Mayor Lynn Wood Wilson Area  - City 7. ... Sunset Beach is a town located in Brunswick County, North Carolina. ... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ... Partial list of newspapers The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by Knight Ridder: Contra Costa Times Detroit Free Press Kansas City Star The Miami Herald Philadelphia Inquirer Saint Paul Pioneer Press San Jose Mercury News The State External link Knight Ridder corporate website Categories: Companies traded on... The McClatchy Company NYSE: MNI is an American publishing company based in Sacramento, California, that operates a number of newspapers and websites. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


The area is also served by several weekly papers, including The Weekly Surge[1], the Myrtle Beach Herald, and the Horry Independent.


Sister Cities

Myrtle Beach has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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See also

  • Visitor attractions in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Independent Republic Quarterly

The Independent Republic Quarterly is a historical society in Horry County, South Carolina. ...

References

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Subcounty population estimates: South Carolina 2000-2006 (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division (2007-06-28). Retrieved on 2008-05-02.
  4. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Combined Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CBSA-EST2006-02) (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division (2007-04-05). Retrieved on 2007-04-09.
  5. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://ww2.coastal.edu/ben/other/IndianMounds.pdf
  7. ^ Catherine H. Lewis: "Horry County, Mind the H!", page 61, paragraph 7, 1995
  8. ^ Dr. A. Geff Bedford: "The Independent Republic, a Survey History of Horry County, South Carolina", page 36, paragraph 6, 2nd edition, 1989
  9. ^ Catherine H. Lewis: "Horry County, Mind the H!", page 61, paragraph 8, 1995
  10. ^ Dr. A. Geff Bedford: "The Independent Republic, a Survey History of Horry County, South Carolina", page 51, paragraph 2, 2nd edition, 1989
  11. ^ Dr. A. Geff Bedford: "The Independent Republic, a Survey History of Horry County, South Carolina", page 58, paragraphs 1-3, 2nd edition, 1989.
  12. ^ Dr. A. Geff Bedford: "The Independent Republic, a Survey History of Horry County, South Carolina", page 128, paragraphs 3, 2nd edition, 1989.
  13. ^ http://www.travelworldmagazine.com/contributors/detail.php?ArticleID=607
  14. ^ Carolina Southern
  15. ^ http://carolinasouthernrailroad.com/sun_news_trains.pdf

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External links

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is at coordinates 33°42′15″N 78°52′32″W / 33.704238, -78.875453 (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)Coordinates: 33°42′15″N 78°52′32″W / 33.704238, -78.875453 (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2425 words)
Myrtle Beach is located in a region known as the Grand Strand, that stretches from Georgetown, South Carolina to Little River, South Carolina.
Myrtle Beach is the largest community in The Grand Strand, a major tourist destination along the South Atlantic seaboard of the United States, widely known for its wide beaches, large selection of challenging golf links, excellent seafood restaurants, and outlet-style shopping activities.
Myrtle Beach is served by one daily newspaper, The Sun News.
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