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Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the City of North Myrtle Beach, the Driftwood Garden Club, the Yaupon Garden Club, and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project September 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.  

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs historic trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War.  Each tree 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.  Honored at the ceremony will be: 

  • Thomas W. Bell
  • William Adams Bell
  • Ezekiel Hawes
  • George T. Litchfield
  • John L. Litchfield
  • Thomas Livingston
  • Milby Shelley
  • Thomas Reedie Stephens
  • John J. Stroud
  • James Vault
  • Richard W. Wood 

The ceremony is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.



Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

Conway, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the Camellia Garden Club of Conway, the Horry County Historical Society, and the Waccamaw Archives Center at Coastal Carolina University will host the first dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project February 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Upper Mill Plantation in Bucksville. 

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, twelve trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County including Captain Henry L. Buck who was the owner of Upper Mill Plantation during the war. Also being recognized is Henry McCall, an African American who accompanied the soldiers from Horry County to the War and surrendered with the troops at Appomattox. 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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