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Myrtle Beach History

European tobacco planters arrived and started plantations in the Myrtle Beach area - then known as Long Bay - towards the end of the 18th century. Prior to their arrival, however, the Waccamaw Indians were the chief inhabitants of this region.

A railroad was built in 1899, beginning service in 1900. A town naming contest was held in 1900. The town acquired its name of Myrtle Beach due to the myrtle bushes that grow in abundance in the area. Myrtle Beach became an official town in 1938 and an official city in 1957.

Over the years, Myrtle Beach increasingly transformed from a farming district into a tourist beach destination. Myrtle Beach and the nearby area today includes more than 60 miles of beaches, and is referred to as the Grand Strand. This area includes The North Strand, central Myrtle Beach, the South Strand, Litchfield and Pawleys Islands and accommodates over 14 million visitors per year.



   
 

















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Things to Do & See on Myrtle Beach

Top Attractions
Kid's Attractions

Art Galleries
Beaches

Cruises - Dinner, Water
Family Entertainment
Forts & Military Sites
Historic Houses, Churches, etc.
Museums
Music, Dance,Theatre
Nightlife

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Things to Do & See on Myrtle Bch cont.

Recreation
  -  Bike, Canoe, Kayak
  -  Boating, Marinas
  -  Camping
  -  Fishing
  -  Golf
  -  Tennis
  -  Water Sports

Tours
  -  Aerial Tours
  -  Art Tours
  -  Water Tours
  -  Carriage Tours
  -  Eco, Nature Tours
  -  Motorized, Van Tours
  Walking Tours 
Transportation
   Airport
   Amtrak
   Bicycle
   Car
   Carriage Rides
   Greyhound Bus
   Limousines
   Marina & Boats
   Parking
   Rental Cars
   Taxis
   Trolley
   Walking
Shopping
   Shopping
   Shopping Malls  
Real Estate
   Homes for Sale
   Long-Term Rentals 
Weddings
   Wedding Venues
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