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Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Yaupon Garden Club and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project April 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Vereen Memorial Gardens in Little River.

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs live oak trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War. Each one of the trees will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service.

During the dedication, eleven trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County including Samuel Pitman who was killed at the Battle of Antietam. Honored at the ceremony will be:

• Francis Justice
• Robert Livingston
• William Matthews
• Napoleon B. Morse
• Mayham Vereen
• Rollin C. Ward
• John Wesley Vereen
• Joseph Dewitt Vereen
• Joseph Jeremiah Vereen
• William Joseph Vereen
• Samuel Pitman

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Adam Emrick, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning and 843-915-5340.


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