Vereen Memorial Gardens – Little River, South Carolina
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Vereen Memorial Park and Gardens are located in Little River, near North Myrtle Beach in Horry County. Jackson Hiram Vereen, who was born in Little River in 1882, deeded the land to the Horry County Historical Commission. Vereen Memorial Park is now part of the Horry County Park and Recreation system.
The gardens are home to a variety of wildlife, as well as the historic Vereen family cemetery, which includes Revolutionary War graves. Trails and boardwalks travel through the park and along scenic marshes. Also, one of the last few unpaved stretches of the Kings Highway (PDF) goes through Vereen Memorial Gardens.
You can find the gardens on SC 179, just north of Little River near the North Carolina-South Carolina state line.
BJ Thurman of Conway took this picture in July 2010. She writes: “I discovered the gardens by chance one day when working in the area. That evening I went for a look and a walk and took this photo. The park is an exceedingly nice place to walk, with wooded trails, boardwalks through the marsh, and an observation deck overlooking the intracoastal waterway.”