Information and Photos
By Patricia Blackstock
Don't miss Conway's RiverWalk, Coastal Carolina, Waccamaw River, Horry County Courthouse, Lakeside Cemetery and more!
Many visitors on their way to Myrtle Beach often miss the River Walk on the Waccamaw River in Historicc Conway, SC
The large wood structures on the Conway Riverwalk used to be the headquarters of the Waccamaw Steamboat Company, built in 1890. Conway Kayak (photos 1 and 2 above) appeared to be closed, but not very secure. In April, 2009, the popular Sidewheeler Restaurant (photos 3 and 4) caught on fire and was engulfed iin flames and smoke causing a huge amount of damage. Here is how the Conway Riverwalk looked in 2012.
Horry County, the largest of South Carolina's 46 counties, boasts a history of human habitation for thousands of years. These include Chicora Indian sites, a Spanish settlement in 1526, and British settlers in the 1600s. Horry County built its econd courthouse in Conway in 1908. Wings were added in the 1950s. 4. Taken at Lakeside Cenetery.
Lakeside Cemetery in Conway. In the beginning, lots in Lakeside sold for as little as $5.00 and after its acquisition by the town, records of those owning them were maintained by the Town Clerk. A map of the cemetery and lists of the owners of record of the plots are available in the Conway City Hall. For detailed information including a list of burial names, plese see the Lakeside Cemetery web page.
1. Coastal Carolina University dedicated the new Lackey Chapel, on campus in Feb. 2011. The interdenominational chapel is located in the corner of University Boulevard and University Drive. It is avilable to any group with a spiritual focus. The chapel is named in memory of the late Ronald Lackey who joined the CCU faculty in 1974 and worked in multiple roles until he retired in 1994. 2., 3., and 4. Coastal Carolina University 5. Georgetown Technical College.