Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting

Marker ID: SCHM 26-12
Location: on Hwy. 501, Galivants Ferry
County: Horry
Coordinates: N 34° 03.369    W 079° 14.780
  34.05615    -79.246333
Style: Free Standing **


The Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting, a Democratic Party tradition has been held here in the spring every two years since 1880.Sponsored by the Holliday family, its origins are associated with Wade Hampton´s 1876 appearance, Hampton a former Confederate General, was elected governor later that year.

Joseph William Holliday(1827~1904), prominent local merchant and tobacco farmer, invited local Democratic candidates to speak at his store in 1880. The public meeting soon became a statewide event, featuring national candidates as well, and has been carried on by succeeding generations of the Holliday family

Erected by Horry County - 2004