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=== County Information ===
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==== Horry County, South Carolina Record Dates ====
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Horry County, South Carolina. Page 611-615 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 607-608.</ref></center>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''s civil records start the following years: | width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''{| width="10014.2%" cellspacingbgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="114.2%" cellpaddingbgcolor="1#e4d8e5" borderalign="1center"|'''[[Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Birth1915| width="14.2%" align="center" |Birth]]''' 1911| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Marriage|Marriage]]''' 1915| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Death|Death]]''' 1803| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Census|Census]]''' 1803| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Land|Land]]''' 1799| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Horry County, South Carolina#Probate|Probate]]'''1790
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| widthcolspan="16.6%" align="center" | 1915&nbsp; | width="16.6%" align="center7" | 1911&nbsp; | width="16.6%" align="<center" | >Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1915&nbsp; | width="16.6%" align="center" | &nbsp; 1810 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1803&nbsp; | width="16General compliance by 1918.6%" align="</center" | 1803&nbsp;>
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=== County Courthouse ===
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{{SCHorryCourthouse}}
'''Hours:'''<br>8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
=== History ===
The county is named after Revolutionary War General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Horry Peter Horry] (1747-1815).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_counties_in_South_Carolina "List of counties in South Carolina,"] ''Wikipedia.''</ref>
==== Parent County ====
'''1801--'''Horry County was created 19 December 1801 within the overarching Georgetown District. Prior to that time it was called [[Kingston County, South Carolina|Kingston County]] or on the 1800 federal census [[Waccamaw County, South Carolina|Waccamaw County]] but these never became functioning counties.<ref name="Kings">A History of Kingston District (County) in [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Counties/kingston_county_sc.html ''Carolana''].</ref> <br>'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Conway <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== County Pronunciation ====
#[http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SC-horry.ogg Hear it spoken]<ref>Voice of Phillip Stalvey, resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C. (2011).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
For animated maps illustrating South Carolina county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/southcarolina/ "Rotating Formation South Carolina County Boundary Maps"] (1682-1987) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
==== Record Loss ====
Federal troops rifled and vandalized courthouse offices in 1865; many loose papers and volumes of the clerk of court (including early deeds to 1828) were destroyed. The files of the commissioner of equity were virtually wiped out, and loose probate papers left in disarray. At some later date, pre-1887 General Sessions Indictments were lost as well.
== Places/Localities ==
{{Horry County, South Carolina}} The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
== Resources ==[[Image:Schorry.jpg|thumb|right|250px]]==== Research Guides ====
*''[http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/guide/CountyRecords/rg0026.htm South Carolina Archives Summary Guide: Horry County]'', available online, courtesy: [http://scdah.sc.gov/ South Carolina Department of Archives and History].
==== African Americans ====
''[[African American Research|United States African Americans]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[South Carolina African Americans]]''
Known plantations [http://south-carolina-plantations.com/horry/horry-county.html South Carolina Plantations]:
*Ark - Surfside Beach *Buck's Upper Mill - also called Upper Mill *Cherry Grove - North Myrtle Beach *Jeremiah Vereen's - Myrtle Beach *Long Bay *Longwood - Murrells Inlet *Lucas Bay - Youhannah *Old Oliver Place - Waccamaw River *Oregon *Peachtree *Peter Vaught's - Myrtle Beach *Snow Hill - Conway *Thomas Randall's - Little River
*Tilghman Point - also called Little River, Thomas Randall's
*Upper Mill - also called Buck's Upper Mill *Withers - Myrtle Beach
*Woodbourne
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|446826|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/South-Carolina/Horry-County?id=county_2338 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [www.scgenweb.org/horry/cemeteries/index.htm SCGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Horry+South+Carolina&qt=results_page WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/sc/sca_horr.html SCGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/southcarolina/horry.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/sc/horry.htm SCInterment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=13195&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=78&stateAbbv=&stateName= EPodunk]
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| colspan="3" bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[South Carolina Cemeteries| South Carolina Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*To view a cemetery list,&nbsp;see [[Horry County, South Carolina Cemeteries|Horry County, South Carolina Cemeteries]].
*[http://www.hchsonline.org/cemetery/index.html Horry County Historical Society] - Cemetery listings
*[http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/state.asp?State=SC National Cemetery Administration]
==== Census ====
{{Historical populations
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/southcarolina/h-sc.htm#Horry Horry County, SC census assignments], including links to transcribed files [http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb&nbsp;Census Project<sup>®</sup>]
===== 1810 =====
*Teel, Dorothy Owens and Three Rivers Historical Society (Hemingway, S.C.). ''The 1810 Census of Georgetown District and the 1810 Census of Horry District, South Carolina''. 199-?. {{FHL|574359|item}} 975.78 X2t 1810
===== 1850 =====
*Woodard, Janet H. ''Population Schedules of the Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Roll 854, Horry County, South Carolina Original Returns of the Assistant Marshals, White and Free Colored Population''. 1980. {{FHL|167207|item}} 975.787 X29w 1850
===== 1860 =====
*Lewis, Catherine Heniford and Ashley Patterson Cox. ''Index to the 1860 Census of Horry County, South Carolina''. Macon, Ga.: Waccamaw Records, 1989. {{FHL|113279|item}} 975.787 X22L 1860&nbsp;
*Lewis, Catherine Heniford, Ione Woodall and Ashley Patterson Cox. ''1860 Census of Horry County, South Carolina Publication No. 4; Combining Original Copy Prepared by Ione Woodall and an Index Prepared by Catherine H. Lewis and Ashley P. Cox, Jr.'' Macon, Ga.: Waccamaw Records, 1996. {{FHL|730415|item}} 975.787 X2L 1860
===== 1880 =====
*Horry County Historical Society.''&nbsp;1880 Census of Horry County, South Carolina''. Conway, S.C.: Horry County Historical Society, 1970. {{FHL|492000|item}} 975.787 X2c
==== Church Records ====
===== Baptist Church =====
Special Collections and Archives<br> 206 James B. Duke Library<br> Furman University<br> 3300 Poinsett Highway<br> Greenville, SC 29613<br> Phone: (864) 294-2194<br>
[http://library.furman.edu/specialcollections/baptist/baptist_resources.htm South Carolina Baptist Historical Collection] Records of over 500 individual South Carolina Baptist churches from published books, church histories, congregational records, associational minutes, biographical materials, newsletters, hymnals, and sermons. Microfilmed records can be borrowed through the InterLibrary Loan department of your local university or public library.
===== Episcopal Church =====
Early residents of what is now Horry County were served by these colonial parishes.<ref name="map">"South Carolina Districts and Parishes 1770" (map) in [http://www.carolana.com/SC/Royal_Colony/sc_royal_colony_districts_parishes_1770.html ''Carolana''].</ref>
:*[[Prince George Parish, South Carolina|Prince George Parish]] 1721 :*[[Prince Frederick Parish, South Carolina|Prince Frederick Parish]] 1734 :*[[All Saints Parish, South Carolina|All Saints Parish]] 1767
:*[[St. Davids Parish, South Carolina|St. David's Parish]] 1768
==== Court ====
==== DNA ====
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Horry County residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.
==== Genealogy ====
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
*Locate publications about direct ancestors *Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" ('''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors)
'''''Message Boards'''''
*[http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.southcarolina.counties.horry/mb.ashx Horry&nbsp;County,&nbsp;SC Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)
*[http://genforum.com/sc/horry/ Horry&nbsp;County,&nbsp;SC Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
'''''Bibliography'''''
*'''Cooper''' - Cooper, John P. ''Sketches of John Purley Cooper and Wife Ethel Mae Bethea: with Notes on Their Ancestry, Descendants, Some Kindred and Random Recollections.'' Ruxton, Md.: J.P. Cooper, 1989. {{FHL|501552|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C784cj}}.<br> *'''Davis''' - ''The Jones, Skipper and Davis Family of England, Wales and America''. {{FHL|480574|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 A1 no. 7120}}.<br> *'''Durant'''- Andrea, Leonardo. ''Durant''. Typescript, Polk County Historical Library, Bartow, Fla. Microfilmed 1975:&nbsp;{{FHL|241934|item|disp=FHL Film 978080 Item 2}}.<br> *'''Hankins''' - Media Research Bureau (Washington, D.C.). ''The Hankins Family with Data on Descendants of Rev. Dennis Hankins of Horry District, South Carolina and Madison County, Florida. ''MSS., 1950. {{FHL|978076}}&nbsp;Item 15 *'''Hughes''' - Hughes, Virginia Hayden and Charles Evan Hughes. ''Hughes, Hardee, McCumbee, Milligan Connection of the Carolinas''. n.p.: n.p., 1996. {{FHL|331543|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 H874hv}}.<br> *'''Lewis''' - Stevenson, Mary Lewis. ''William Lewis of Horry County, South Carolina''. n.p.: Charlotte Stevenson, 1960. {{FHL|929.273 L589st}}; digital version at [http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=qcdl182_lewis World Vital Records] ($). *'''Lewis''' - Long, Dorethea M. ''The Lewis Family: Portrait of a People''. Conway, S.C.: D.M. Long, 2000. {{FHL|990270|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 L585Ldm}}.<br> *'''Lewis''' - Lewis, J.D. ''My Neck of the Woods: The Lewis Families of Southeastern North Carolina and Northeastern South Carolina''. Little River, S.C.: J.D. Lewis, 2002. {{FHL|1046741|item|disp=FHL&nbsp;Book 929.273 L585Ljd; CD-ROM no. 1036}} *'''Livingston''' - Andrea, Leonardo. "Livingston Family of Horry County, South Carolina," ''Miscellaneous Family Records''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1977:&nbsp;{{FHL|354642|item|disp=FHL Film 978079 Item 12}}.<br> *'''McCracken''' - Ronemous, Hulda W. ''Rob &amp; Joe: McCracken &amp; Williamson Ancestors in Eighteenth Century South Carolina.'' Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1995. {{FHL|762025|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M137rh}}.<br>
*'''Tindall''' - Tindall, Anne Gibson. ''The Family of John G. Tindall of Horry County, SC and Allied Families''. Hemingway, S.C.: Three Rivers Historical Society (South Carolina), (199-?). {{FHL|1014354|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 T492tg}}.<br>
==== Land ====
Because of South Carolina’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see [[South Carolina Land and Property]].
Tracing records through South Carolina county and district changes can be difficult. In general, for earliest records begin by searching the Charleston District, then your ancestor’s residential district, then neighboring districts, then the residential county, then neighboring counties. Not all districts and counties kept records. The following chart show where you may best expect to find land records for Horry County: <br>
{| style="width: 550px; height: 75px;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center" style="width: 550px; height: 75px;"|+ '''Tracing Land&nbsp;Currently in Horry County with&nbsp;Parent Counties and Districts''' <ref>Schweitzer, George K. , ''South Carolina Genealogical Research'' (Knoxville, Tennessee: s.p. 1985), 39-42, {{FHL|425402|item|disp=FHL book 975.7 D27s}}</ref>
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| width="16%" valign="middle" height="50" bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Date | width="52%" valign="middle" bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Government Office &nbsp;
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1868-Present | width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Horry County''
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1801-1865 | width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Horry District'' *
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1769-1801 | width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Georgetown District Records Lost''
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1719-1769 | width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Charleston District''
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| width="52%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | 1710-1719 | width="16%" valign="middle" height="25" align="center" | ''Proprietary Land&nbsp;Grants''
|}
Also included are the Plan Books containing Plats and Plans.
==== Local Histories ====
*''The Independent Republic of Horry, 1670-1970: Items from the Independent Republic Quarterly, Official Publication of the Horry County Historical Society''. Conway, S.C.?: The Society?, 1970. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=30008 Ancestry] ($). *Lewis, Catherine Heniford. ''Horry County, South Carolina, 1730-1993.'' &nbsp; (Columbia, South Carolina&nbsp;: University of South Carolina Press, c1998), 229 pages. Horry County's past does not fit neatly into South Carolina history, Lewis demonstrated its decided differences--political, social, and economic--from other regions of the state. Book found at {{FHL|735927|item|disp=FHL 975.787 H2L }} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/horry-county-south-carolina-1730-1993/oclc/36949844&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
*Epps, Florence Theodora , editor; Horry County Historical Society. ''The Independent Republic of Horry, 1670-1970&nbsp;: items from The Independent republic quarterly, official publication of the Horry County Historical Society &nbsp;'' (South Carolina&nbsp;: s.n., 1970?), 100 pages. Family letters, photographs, accounts, and documents are accurate through the pages of The Independent Republic Quarterly. Book found at FHL {{FHL|491982|item|disp=FHL 975.787 H25ia}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/independent-republic-of-horry-1670-1970-items-from-the-independent-republic-quarterly-official-publication-of-the-horry-county-historical-society/oclc/49041851&referer=brief_results Other Libraries].
==== Maps ====
{{SC Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{SC Horry County}}}}
==== Migration ====
Early migration routes to and from Horry County for European settlers included:<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.], and William E. Myer, ''Indian Trails of the Southeast''. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). ({{FHL|54678|item|disp=FHL Book 970.1 M992i}}) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1523234 WorldCat entry].</ref>
:*Atlantic Ocean 1670 :*[[King's Highway]] about 1704
:*[[Secondary Coast Road]] late 1730s
==== Military ====
===== General =====
*"Soldiers, 1775 - 1865," ''Independent Republic Quarterly'', July 1975, Volume 9, Issue 3. Horry County Historical Society&nbsp;: Conway, SC. {{FHL|11392|item}} Book 975.787 H25i.
===== Revolutionary War =====
*"General Francis Nash and the encampment on Little River Neck, 1776-1777," ''Independent Republic Quarterly'', 2006, Volume 36, Issue 3. Horry County Historical Society&nbsp;: Conway, SC. {{FHL|11392|item}} Book 975.787 H25i.
===== War of 1812 =====
*''List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance...'' Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. {{FHL|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. See Vol. 5, South Carolina, Horry County, p. 185. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.
===== Civil War =====
'''''Online Records'''''
 
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1849624|South Carolina Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free) *[http://www.hchsonline.org/military/index.html Military Records]. Horry County Historical Society. Internet site. Has links to other Civil War information that is connected to Horry County. *"[http://www.hchsonline.org/military/rollofthedead.htm Horry County - South Carolina Troops Confederate Roll of the the Dead]". Horry County Historical Society. Internet site. Gives a list of men who died, some ages, Company involved in and comments.
'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Horry County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were formed in Horry County or from many of its men.
:- [[1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)|1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)]], Company F - (also known as Horry Rebels)<br>
:- [[4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's)|4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's)]], Company A, Company D, Company E, and Company I <br>
:- [[7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry|7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry ]], Company A, Company F, and Company K <br>
:- [[7th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|7th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]], Company L <br>
:- [[7th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Ward's)|7th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Ward's)]], Company B [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn07sccob.html Roster]<br>
:- [[9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Smith's) (Pee Dee Legion)|9th Battalion, South Carolina infantry (Smith's) (Pee Dee Legion)]], Company A, Company D, and Company G <br>
:- [[10th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|10th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry ]], Company A, Company B, Company C, Company G, and Company M <br>
:- [[12th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|12th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry]], Company A <br>
:- [[South Carolina State Troop Regiments Seed Corn Units Junior Reserves|South Carolina State Troop Regiments Seed Corn Units, Junior Reserves]], 3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia)<br>
''Other Resources''
 
*Brunson, Joseph Woods. Pee Dee Light Artillery of Maxcy Gregg's (Later Samuel McGowan's) Brigade, First South Carolina Volunteers (infantry) C. S. A., a Historical Sketch and Roster (University, Alabama&nbsp;: Confederate Pub., c1983), 60 pages. Includes rosters of the three Pee Dee infantry companies (from Darlington, Horry and Marion counties) which were supported by the Pee Dee artillery. The battery was officially Company D of the 1st South Carolina regiment. Book found at {{FHL|611280|item|disp=FHL 975.7 M2bjr}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/pee-dee-light-artillery-of-maxcy-greggs-later-samuel-mcgowans-brigade-first-south-carolina-volunteers-infantry-csa-a-historical-sketch-and-roster/oclc/9769451&referer=brief_results Other Libraries].
==== Newspapers ====
[http://www.hchsonline.org/obits/index.html Horry County Obituary Index Search Engine]
The [http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress] has identified the following historic newspapers for Horry County, South Carolina on their [http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ Chronicling America] website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067754/ ''Aynor Journal'']&nbsp;(Aynor, S.C.) 1988-current. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065694/ ''Grand Strand Journal'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1972-1973. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065732/ ''Horry County News'']&nbsp;(Loris, S.C.) 1936-1952. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026893/ ''Horry News'']&nbsp;(Conwayboro, S.C.) 1869-1877. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067761/ ''Loris Times'']&nbsp;(Loris, S.C.) 1991-current. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065717/ ''Myrtle Beach Daily News'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1956-1956. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065704/ ''Myrtle Beach News'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1935-1956. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065731/ ''Myrtle Beach News'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1956-1961. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067749/ ''North Myrtle Beach Times''] (North Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1971-current. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065709/ ''Sun-News'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1961-current. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065688/ ''The Conway Field'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1958-1964. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063777/ ''The Field'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1903-1958. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065697/ ''The Field and Herald'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1964-1989. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065744/ ''The Horry County News and the Loris Sentinel'']&nbsp;(Loris, S.C.) 1952-1954. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065682/ ''The Horry Dispatch'']&nbsp;(Conwayboro', S.C.) 1861-1863. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067628/ ''The Horry Herald'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1886-1897. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063776/ ''The Horry Herald'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1899-1964. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067747/ ''The Horry Independent'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1980-current. Available online at [http://www.footnote.com/title_330/news_the_horry_independent_sc/ Footnote.com] ($) *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026892/ ''The Horry Progress'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1883-1888. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067619/ ''The Independent Republic'']&nbsp;(Conway, S.C.) 1897-1899. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067753/ ''The Loris Scene'']&nbsp;(Loris, S.C.) 1992-current. Available online at [http://www.footnote.com/title_345/news_the_loris_scene_sc/ Footnote.com] ($) *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065720/ ''The Loris Sentinel'']&nbsp;(Loris, S.C.) 1954-1991.&nbsp; Available online at [http://www.footnote.com/title_346/news_the_loris_sentinel_sc/ Footnote.com] ($) *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065582/ ''The Myrtle Beach Journal'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1971-1972. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83007804/ ''The Myrtle Beach Journal'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1982-1992. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065677/ ''The Myrtle Beach Sun'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1950-1955. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065689/ ''The Myrtle Beach Sun and the Ocean Beach News'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1956-1961. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065690/ ''The Telephone'']&nbsp;(Conwayboro, S.C.) 1878-1883. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94058252/ ''The Tribune&nbsp;'']&nbsp;(Tabor City, N.C.) 1989-1991. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn94058256/ ''The Tribune'']&nbsp;(Tabor City, N.C.) 1991-current. *[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065681/ ''The Weekly Journal'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1975-1976.
*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92065685/ ''The Weekly Observer'']&nbsp;(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) 1974-1977.
*[http://www.thesunnews.com The Sun News] (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) Online edition.
==== Periodicals ====
Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers new to their&nbsp;area may not encounter. Periodicals at various levels (county, region, and state) may carry articles useful to research in this area. For this county, see:
:*'''''Independent Republic Quarterly'''''- Issues have been scanned and are text searchable, see [https://hcac.lyrasistechnology.org/islandora/object/hcac:irq website].
==== Probate ====
Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”<ref>Henry Campbell Black, ''Black's Law Dictionary,'' 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."</ref> Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, [[United States Probate Wills|wills]], bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records&nbsp;in [[South Carolina Probate Records|South Carolina]].
<br>The [[South Carolina Department of Archives and History]] has&nbsp; microfilms or typescripts of wills, inventories, bills of sale, power of attorneys, bonds, notes, administrations, judgments, and sales records. They have placed [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/search.aspx Will Transcriptions] for 1782 to 1855 online. Index searchable by name and the image is available.
Probate Records, 1803-1873. Probate Court Horry County, South Carolina. Microfilm of original records in the Horry County courthouse, at Conway, South Carolina. {{ FHL | Film 1029438 }}
*Horry County Wills 1799-1818 (transcripts). See names of testators. [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net/counties/countyhorry.html South Carolina Pioneers] *Horry County Administrator's Bonds 1803-1818 [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net/counties/countyhorry.html South Carolina Pioneers]
*Index to Horry County Will Book A (1799-1818); Will&nbsp;ook B (1819-1821); Will Book C (1841-1857) [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net/counties/countyhorry.html South Carolina Pioneers]
'''''Online Probate Records'''''
 
*'''1670-1980''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9080 South Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1670-1980] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1782-1866''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/south-carolina-will-transcripts-1782-1866 South Carolina, Will Transcripts 1782-1866] at [https://www.findmypast.com/ findmypast] — $, index
==== Taxation ====
Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.
*'''1827-1828''' - Horry County, South Carolina Tax Records, 1827-28, ''Independent Republic Quarterly'', Vol. 10, No. 4 (Oct. 1976).
==== Vital Records ====
Birth, marriage, and death records were not recorded by South Carolina until the 1900s, thus leaving a lack of vital records. Substitute records, when available, are used to obtain this information. These substitute records including newspapers, court records have been added to this section, when applicable. <br>
===== Birth =====
State-wide birth registration began in 1915.&nbsp; For a copy of&nbsp;a birth from 1915&nbsp;or later,&nbsp;contact the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/ South Carolina Department of Health].&nbsp; The Horry County Health Department also has copies but they provide only an abbreviated form with limited information. &nbsp;For more information, see the [[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
*'''1766-1900''' - {{RecordSearch|2512859|South Carolina, Delayed Birth Certificates, 1766-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
===== Marriage =====
In South Carolina, marriage licenses were not required by local governments until 1 July 1911. However, in the 1700s, the Church of England parish churches were required to record all marriages - even if the couple were not members of the denomination.&nbsp;Not all churches recorded these marriages and some&nbsp;have not survived. See [[South Carolina Vital Records#Marriage_Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] for more information. <br>
The [http://www.horrycounty.org/Departments/ProbateCourt.aspx Horry County probate court] holds marriage licenses issued from 1 July 1911 to the present. Statewide registration of marriages began in July 1950 and the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/index.htm South Carolina Division of Vital Records] has copies of licenses issued after 1 July 1950 through November 2009.
Newspapers are used as a substitute to locate marriage information.&nbsp; See [[South Carolina Newspapers|South Carolina Newspapers<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298405881726_699" />]].
''Marriages and Marriage Substitutes - Indexes and Records''
*'''1791-1861''' - ''Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861'' by Brent H. Holcomb <ref>Holcomb, Brent H., Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.</ref> {{FHL|28129|item}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriage-death-and-estate-notices-from-georgetown-sc-newspapers-1791-1861/oclc/4828252 WorldCat] - index<br> *'''1861-1912''' - [http://www.hchsonline.org/marriage/bride.html ''Horry County Marriages Abstracted from Newspapers - Bride Listing''] - abstract<br> *'''1861-1912''' - [http://www.hchsonline.org/marriage/groom.html ''Horry County Marriages Abstracted from Newspapers - Groom Listing''] abstract<br> *'''Prior to 1911 '''- [http://www.hchsonline.org/marriage/1911.html ''Horry County&nbsp;Marriage Records Prior to 1911''] - re-created marriages, not complete *'''1911-1916''' - [http://www.hchsonline.org/marriage/1911to1916.html ''Horry County Marriage Records, July 1, 1911 to Dec 16, 1916''] - abstract *'''1911-1951''' - ''Marriage Records (Horry County, South Carolina), 1911-1951'' <ref>Horry County (South Carolina), Clerk of the County Court, Marriage records (Horry County, South Carolina), 1911-1951, Salt Lake City, UT: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002-2005.</ref> {{FHL|1109310|item}} - records<br>
*There are several online marriage indexes containing miscellaneous marriage records found in&nbsp; some&nbsp;counties of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
===== Death =====
State-wide death registration began in 1915.&nbsp;&nbsp;For a copy of the death certificates from 1915&nbsp;or later,&nbsp;contact the [http://www.scdhec.gov/administration/vr/ South Carolina Department of Health]. The Horry County Health Department only has copies for deaths occurring in the last 5 years.&nbsp; For more information, see the [[South Carolina Vital Records|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
''Deaths and Death Substitutes - Indexes and Records''
*'''1791-1861''' - ''Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861'' by Brent H. Holcomb <ref>Holcomb, Brent H., Marriage, Death, and Estate Notices from Georgetown, South Carolina Newspapers, 1791-1861, Easley, SC: Southern Historical Press, c1979.</ref> {{FHL|28129|item}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/marriage-death-and-estate-notices-from-georgetown-sc-newspapers-1791-1861/oclc/4828252 WorldCat] - index<br>
*'''1915-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1417492|South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*State-wide South Carolina Death Indexes. There are several online death indexes covering all of South Carolina listed on the [[South Carolina Vital Records#South_Carolina.C2.A0Birth.2C_Marriage_and_Death_Records_Online|South Carolina Vital Records]] page.
== Archives, Libraries, and Museums ==
==== Family History Centers ====
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*[[Myrtle Beach South Carolina Family History Center]]<br>48th Ave N &amp; Hwy Us 17 Bypass<br>Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, United States<br>Phone: 843-449-1166<br>Hours: W 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-4pm
*[[Myrtle Beach South Carolina Family History Center]]<br>48th Ave N &amp; Hwy Us 17 Bypass<br>Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina, United States<br>Phone: 843-449-1166 (for FHC messages ONLY, checked on Wednesday evening only)<br>Hours: W 5:30pm-8:30pm; OR by Appointment == Societies - Genealogical, Historical, Lineage ==
[http://www.broadrivergenealogicalsociety.com/ Broad River Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 215<br>Hickory Grove SC 29928<br>source: [http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/ Society Hill]<br><br>Horry County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 1428<br>Marion SC 29571<br>source: [http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/ Society Hill]<br><br>[http://www.hchsonline.org/ Horry County Historical Society]<br>P.O. Box 2025<br>Conway SC 29528<br>source: [http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/ Society Hill]
== Websites ==
{{Wikipedia|Horry County, South Carolina}}
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/southcarolina/horry-county/ Horry County, SC History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Genealogy Inc)
*[http://www.scgenweb.org/horry/ Horry County, SCGenWeb] *{{FHL|South+Carolina%2C+Horry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/SC/Horry/ Horry County, South Carolina Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*South Carolina Pioneers [http://www.southcarolinapioneers.net South Carolina Pioneers]
== References ==
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