Are you thinking about visiting or relocating to the Myrtle Beach area? Check out these Myrtle Beach fun facts so you can impress locals with your Myrtle Beach knowledge!
*Myrtle Beach is located in Horry County, South Carolina. Horry county is the largest county in the state. There are over four dozen parks and public beaches in Horry county as well as 650 acres of recreation property.
*Myrtle Beach is named after the Sweet Myrtle Tree which is Native to the area.
*The first inhabitants of the Myrtle Beach area were the Waccamaw Native Americas. They called the region ‘Chicora’ which means ‘the land’ in English.
*Myrtle Beach sits along a 60 mile stretch of coastline known as The Grand Strand. The Grand Strain was a term developed by Claude Dunnagan in his weekly gossip column in the Myrtle Beach Sun in December of 1949. Dunnagan’s gossip column covered a beat stretching from Little River to the south end of Windy Hill Beach. The name stuck and is now an iconic term. The Grand Strand is recognized as one of the most beautiful stretches of beaches in the world.
*According to historical records, beach front lots in Myrtle Beach could be found for as little as twenty-five dollars in 1905. If you built a structure on that lot for at least five-hundred dollars you would receive a second lot for free.
* Myrtle Beach’s population is about 30,000 people during the winter months and over 350,000 during the summer months
* Myrtle Beach is regularly referred to as the ‘golf capital’ of the world. There are over 100 championship golf courses in the area, as well as 30 miniature golf courses. Over 3 million rounds of golf are annually played in Myrtle Beach.
*Wheel of Fortune hostess, Vanna White was born in Myrtle Beach.
*There are nearly 1500 restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area. Visitors can choose from casual to elegant, traditional to exotic. Fresh seafood is always on the menu!
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