A Little Myrtle Beach History:
What is in a Name?
I have lived in Myrtle Beach for over 20 years and I never knew that our area had previous names. The first was Chicora and was named by the areas Native Americans, meaning “the land”. When white settlers discovered the area, it became known as New Town. Later in history, Myrtle Beach became the official name, after the wax myrtle trees that grew in the area. Myrtle Beach is also called the Grand Strand and got that name in 1945 by a local newspaper columnist. The Grand Strand is a 60-mile stretch of beach between Georgetown and Little River.
Photo Credit: Teri Halterman
Remember, if you would like a family beach portrait on your next visit to our beautiful city, give Myrtle Beach Photography a call at 843-236-5403
or link to our Family Beach Portrait Page