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Pawleys Island

Established | In the early 1700s, the area was settled by rice farmers who established plantations along the Waccamaw River and spent their summers close to the ocean and away from the mosquitoes that spread malaria. The town of Pawleys Island, which is only on the island itself, not any of the mainland, was incorporated in 1986.

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Litchfield Beach

Established | Settled by rice planters in the early 1700s, modern development into the subdivisions of Litchfield Country Club, Litchfield Beach and North Litchfield Beach began in the 1960s.

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Murrells Inlet

Established | Dates to the 18th century, but its name didn’t become official until the U.S. Postal Service named it in 1913. The community is an unincorporated village. Most of it lies in Georgetown County, while the address has been expanded to new subdivisions in Horry County.

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Georgetown

Established | In 1729, the third oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston and Beaufort. By 1840, the city and Georgetown County had become one of the nation’s wealthiest locales as a result of exports of indigo and “Carolina Gold” rice that were grown on local plantations.

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Garden City

Established | Garden City Beach is unincorporated. Most of the community is in Horry County, but the southern section of the peninsula known as Garden City Point is in Georgetown County.

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Georgetown County

Water, both fresh and salt, has been the center of Georgetown County's economy and way of life from the earliest days when American Indians gathered to rejoice and eat seafood.

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