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Myrtle Beach City

Myrtle beach City Hall is located at 937 Broadway Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578; phone: 843-918-1000.

Pleasant Inn (also known as the William F. Simmons House), ca. 1927, 200 Broadway, Myrtle Beach, SC, National Register

Photo: Pleasant Inn (also known as the William F. Simmons House), ca. 1927, 200 Broadway, Myrtle Beach, SC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. One of the few remaining examples of the two-story boarding/guest houses that pre-dates the 1954 Hurricane Hazel. Photographed by User: Pubdog (own work), 2010, [cc-by-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2013.

Myrtle Beach is a man-made island, separated from the mainland since 1936 by the Intercoastal Waterway.

Myrtle Beach as described in 1941 [1]

Named for its thick grove of myrtles, Myrtle Beach is South Carolina's largest seashore resort. With the Gulf Stream only about 40 miles seaward and sand dunes landward lending protection, the climate is equable throughout the year and the town has evolved from a summer colony into a year-round pleasure place. The northern end has attractive, substantial houses in sodded lawns and bright gardens; the southern end, clustering around the pavilion, the village stores and the various concessions, is a miniature Coney Island.

Within two miles of the town, in an area of less than 10 acres, more than 100 species of plants have been officially cataloged. The yaupon, or cassine holly, growing here in profusion, furnished the Indian with his ceremonial drink; near Charleston, tea is still made from this plant. These evergreen shrubs are laden in winter with scarlet, waxy berries that attract cardinals and mockingbirds when other food is scarce. Candles were made from myrtle berries.

  1. Governor Bernet R. Maybank and the Works Progress Administration, Federal Writers Project, South Carolina, A Guide to the Palmetto State, American Guide Series, 1941, Oxford University Press, New York

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