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Myrtle Beach
Horry County, South Carolina

29572, 29577

Page Contents for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Myrtle Beach is approximately 28,597 (2006), 27109 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,327 (1990), 12113 (2010).
The amount of land area in Myrtle Beach is 40.115 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Myrtle Beach is 16.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.057 sq kilometers.
The distance from Myrtle Beach to Washington DC is 375 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Myrtle Beach is positioned 33.69 degrees north of the equator and 78.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Myrtle Beach elevation is 30 feet above sea level.
Myrtle Beach median income is $ 37,800 (2005).
The Myrtle Beach median home price is $ 152,800 (2005).
Myrtle Beach average temperature is 64 degrees F.


in the center of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile area of beach on the South Carolina coast. The Grand Strand begins at the South Carolina state line at Little River in Horry County and stretches south to Pawleys Island inside Georgetown County. It is about six miles from Forestbrook. Other nearby communities include Socastee, Surfside Beach, Briarcliffe Acres, Red Hill, Garden City, Atlantic Beach and Conway.
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mild. Our climate features mild winters and warm summers. Here is a weather page with links and information. July and August tend to be the wettest months with Oct and April being the driest. The average water temperature along the coast is 66 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

The name of Myrtle Beach comes from the Wax Myrtle, a common shrub in the area. It is believed that a group of Spaniards from Hispaniola came to the area in about 1526 about 50 miles north of the Myrtle Beach present boundaries. Their first European settlement in the USA, San Miguel de Cauldape, was about 30 miles to the south of here. It was short-lived as it was abandoned about a year later when the group returned to Hispaniola. The area grew slowly for many hundreds of years, with large plantations sprouting up, mainly to grow crops of rice. The area began to be a vacation place near the end of the 19th century and into the early 1900's. Even though few permanent homes were built, the beauty of the area and the drawing card of the ocean and sand brought more new residents.

Here is a history page for the area.
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The incorporation of Myrtle Beach

1938 (town) 1957 (city)


Calvin Gilmore's Carolina Opry - The Carolina Opry is known as the "grandest of the Grand Strand shows." Call 1-800-843-6779 or 803-238-8888 for seat reservations

Information about Myrtle Beach from Myrtle Beach Access.

Learn about Myrtle Beach on Myrtle Beach Live

Myrtle Waves Water Park Inc
3000 10th Avenue Ext N
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6757
Phone: 843-448-1026

Ripley's Aquarium
1110 Celebrity Cir
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-7465
Phone: 843-916-0888

Ripley's Believe It Or Not
901 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-4044
Phone: 843-448-2331

Waverider Resort
1600 S Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4630
Phone: 843-626-8374

Motion Master Moving Theatre
917 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3750
Phone: 843-626-0069

Water Boggan Of Myrtle Beach
3207 Highway 73
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4804
Phone: 843-238-2808

Children's Museum Of South Carolina
2501 N Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3054
Phone: 843-946-9469

Country Music Fans Hall of Fame
3552 Northgate Dr
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6182
Phone: 843-293-1900

Myrtle Beach National Wax Museum
1000 N Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3753
Phone: 843-448-9921

South Carolina Hall of Fame
2100 Oak Street
Myrtle Beeach, SC
Persons born in South Carolina who obtained recognition elsewhere and persons born elsewhere but who made their home in and obtained esteem and recognition in the state of South Carolina are eligible for induction.
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Myrtle Beach City Government

City of Myrtle Beach
P.O. Drawer 2468
Myrtle Beach, SC 29578
Phone: (843) 918-1000
Fax: (843) 918-1028

The City of Myrtle Beach has a Council/Manager form of government. The council has six members and a mayor, all of which are elected at-large and fill staggered terms.

Myrtle Beach Chamber

The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
1200 Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3558
Phone: 843-626-7444
Serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Aynor, Conway, Loris and the area

Myrtle Beach Community Events

2001, June
Sun Fun Festival
Myrtle Beach
Sponsored by: Chamber of Commerce

Myrtle Beach Organizations

The Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
1200 Oak St
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3558
Phone: 843-626-7444
Serving Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Little River, Atlantic Beach, Garden City Beach, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield Beach, Pawleys Island, Aynor, Conway, Loris and the area

Myrtle Beach Libraries

Chapin Memorial Library
400 14th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3612
Phone: (843) 918-1275
This is the only municipal library in the State.

Myrtle Beach Library
4405 Socastee Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29575-7265
Phone: 843-293-1733

Myrtle Beach Schools

Myrtle Beach High School
3300 Central Pkwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-6401
Phone: 843-448-7140
Horry County Schools
1605 Horry Street
P.O. Box 260005
Conway, SC 29528-6005
Phone: 843-488-6700 Myrtle Beach


The population of Myrtle Beach was:
1990 - 24,848
2000 - 22,759
2006 - 28,597

2000 - $ 35,498
2005 - $ 37,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 135,400
2005 - $ 152,800

Median age:
2000 - 36.9 years

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