Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Washington's Southern Tour

Marker ID: SCHM 26-1
Location: Kings Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 26-559), Myrtle Beach, SC
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 33° 46.722    W 078° 46.336
  33.7787    -78.77226666
Style: Free Standing **


On April 27, 1791, President George Washington spent the night nearby at the indigo plantation of Jeremiah Vereen. He wrote in his diary that he was “entertained (& very kindly) without being able to make compensation.” The next day Vereen guided Washington across Lewis Swash (now Singleton Swash) and onto the strand at Long Bay (now Myrtle Beach).

Erected by Horry County, 2008,

replacing a marker erected by the Horry County Historical Society in 1941


More Information:
Wikipedia - George Washington
The White House - George Washington