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It's pronounced Or-ree!!!

 This first edition offers some insights into this weekly article and provides a brief history of Horry County.  Our readers can expect an array of subjects, topics, and stories, both current and past, that have opinion, fact, and some stories passed down over time with no collaboration aka Horry County lure.  No subject will be off-limits, and the goal is to be entertaining, informative, thought provoking, and simply a fun read.  


Horry County: Pronounced (OR-ree), was occupied primarily by the Chicora Indian before English settlement in the early 1700’s. Not named Horry County until 1801, initial settlement was in 1732 by English settlers that made their way up the Waccamaw River from Georgetown to settle on a high bluff area overlooking the river where history claims the group of explores killed a bear eventually naming the area Kings Town in honor of the English King to later be named Conway.


Located in the easternmost region of the State, from settlement through the early 1900’s, Horry County was a remote undeveloped frontier consisting of less than 5,000 inhabitants that were related families farming, hunting, fishing, & living off the land with very little assistance from the “outside world” creating this fierce independence resulting in the nickname “The Independent Republic”.  Turpentine, naval stores and timer production along the Waccamaw River were prevalent in the late 1800’s along farming of rice, cotton, and tobacco.  A rail line from Conway to Wilmington eventually extending to New Town aka Myrtle Beach introduced Horry County to outsiders and what was once of the smallest populated counties in the state is now the 4th most populace county accommodating over 20 million tourists annually.  Both residents and visitors enjoy her beautiful natural resources, warm climate, affordability, and attractions.


Until next week,


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