Myrtle Beach is a tourist center, known for its great beaches, seafood restaurants and great shopping and is located in the U.S. state of South Carolina, in Horry County. More than 14 million tourists visit the city annually. The area is popular for visitors coming from the State of West Virginia, where many tourists say the city is the region south of West Virginia.
Myrtle Beach was uninhabited until 1900, when a railroad was built between Conway and the region where today is located in Myrtle Beach. The railway was opened in 1899 in the town of Pine Island and was extended by 6.4 km toward the future city that would be built.
By early 1930, the city grew in order to include the current location of Ocean Forest. Canal intercostal (Intercoastal Waterway) began to be built in that decade. Myrtle Beach was incorporated as a city of sub category (town) in 1938, and incorporated into the primary category of city (city) in 1957, and on this occasion, the town was renamed “Myrtle Beach”, which is the same name of trees in the region and because the city is located close to beaches. You will enjoy myrtle beach villas, located near all the best attractions in Myrtle Beach.
Myrtle Beach continued to grow, and ’60s, the shopping center of Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Square Mall) was built and the city has become associated with tourism. The town’s main route, U.S. 17 Bypass, was also built in this decade.