Socastee is a largely residential community located inland from Myrtle Beach. This unincorporated community has roots dating back to 1711 when Percival Pawley received a land grant of 200 acres of land, known as “Sawkestee.” Small, communal developments began to pop up in the area. Well into the 1800’s, the community was known for its production of tar, pitch, and turpentine. By the late 1800’s, the bustling community had a cotton gin, mercantile store, and three turpentine stills. As technology evolved and naval stores were no longer needed, the area transitioned to farming and lumber industries. As the community entered the 20th century, the population grew dramatically, as Myrtle Beach became a popular vacation destination. Many of the historic homes and businesses are still standing today. In 2002, the Socastee National Historic District was added to the National Register of Historical Places.
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