Galivants Ferry – Marion County, South Carolina


South Carolina  |  SC Picture Project  |  Marion County Photos  |  Galivants Ferry

This shot of east-bound US 501 was taken from the boat landing on the Marion County side of the Little Pee Dee River at Galivants Ferry.

Ben Lawson of Aynor © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Long an important river crossing, the community of Galivants Ferry is named after Richard Gallevan, the man who was granted ferry rights in 1792. Always a rural and somewhat isolated community in western Horry County, Galivants Ferry is best known today as the site of the Galivants Ferry Stump, a biannual political rally for the Democratic Party faithful.

When it began in 1876, the Galivants Ferry Stump was an opportunity for locals to hear candidates speak, which they did while standing on a tree stump so they could be seen and heard by the crowd. This practice is the origin of what everyone knows today to be a “stump speech.”

Candidates still come to Galivants Ferry and locals still gather along with prominent Democrats from the state and nation. In 2006, Joe Biden was the keynote speaker for the event. Candidates now make their speeches from the porch of a country store.

Bucking the trend in which political events strive to employ the most up-to-the-minute media technology, the decidedly low-tech atmosphere at the Galivants Ferry Stump remains a blend of carnival and church picnic, complete with plenty of food, music, and balloons – plus lots of hand-shakin’, back-slappin’, and baby kissin’.



Galivants Ferry Info


Address: US Highway 501, Galivants Ferry, SC 29544

Galivants Ferry Map



Galivants Ferry – Add Info and More Photos


The purpose of the South Carolina Picture Project is to celebrate the beauty of the Palmetto State and create a permanent digital repository for our cultural landmarks and natural landscapes. We invite you to add additional pictures (paintings, photos, etc) of Galivants Ferry, and we also invite you to add info, history, stories, and travel tips. Together, we hope to build one of the best and most loved SC resources in the world!


If You Don't Have a Facebook Account, Please Comment Below




3 Comments about Galivants Ferry

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
February 25th, 2015 at 2:12 pm

Hello, Keith! Yes, the community of Galivants Ferry is indeed in Horry County, as mentioned beneath the photo. However, this photo was taken from the Marion County access point. Sorry for the confusion!

Keith Edwards says:
February 25th, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Galivants Ferry, SC is NOT in Marion County, it is in Horry County, SC.

Harrison FordNo Gravatar says:
November 4th, 2013 at 11:10 am

I visited the boat landing this weekend and was wondering if it has a name. I was trying to look it up in SCDNR to monitor the tide, typical to the Big Pee Dee, but was unable to gather any info. So, if someone can give me this info, I would appreciate it. Lovely, peaceful area to fish and just sightsee.





Related Pages


Chinquapin Creek
Chinquapin Creek
Batesburg-Leesville


Lockhart Canal

Pacolet Mills Horse

Waccamaw River

Johnson Creek
Johnson Creek
St. Helena Island


Harbor River
Harbor River
St. Helena Island


Wappoo Creek Bridge
Wappoo Creek Bridge
James Island


Salkehatchie River Yemassee

Landsford Canal State Park




SC TOWNS & LANDMARKS

Abbeville ACE Basin Aiken Allendale Anderson Awendaw Bamberg Barns & Farms Barnwell Beaches Beaufort Beech Island Belton Bennettsville Bishopville Blackville Bluffton Bridges Bygone Landmarks Camden Carnegie Libraries Cemeteries Charleston Charleston Navy Base Cheraw Chester Churches Clemson Clinton Clio Colleges Columbia Conway Courthouses Darlington Denmark Dillon Donalds Easley Edgefield Edisto Elloree Fairfax Florence Folly Beach Forests and Nature Preserves Gaffney Garden City Beach Georgetown Glenn Springs Graniteville Greeleyville Greenville Greenwood Greer Hamburg Hampton Hartsville Hemingway Hilton Head Historic Houses Historic Photos Honea Path Hopkins Hunting Island Isle of Palms Jails James Island Johns Island Johnsonville Johnston Kiawah Island Kingstree Lake City Lakes Lancaster Landrum Latta Laurens Lexington Libraries Lighthouses Little River Manning Marion McClellanville McCormick Military Mills Moncks Corner Mountains Mount Carmel Mount Pleasant Mullins Murrells Inlet Myrtle Beach National Register Newberry Ninety Six North Augusta North Charleston North Myrtle Beach Orangeburg Parks Pawleys Island Pendleton Pickens Piers Pinopolis Plantations Port Royal Post Offices Ravenel Restaurants Ridgeway Rivers Roadside Oddities Robert Mills Rock Hill Rockville Rosenwald Schools Salters Saluda Savannah River Site SC Artists SC Heroes of the Alamo Schools Seneca Shrimp Boats Society Hill Spartanburg Sports Springs St. George St. Helena Island St. Matthews Stores Sullivan's Island Summerton Summerville Sumter Synagogues Town Clocks Trains & Depots Trees Trenton Turbeville Ulmer Union Wadmalaw Island Walhalla Walterboro Waterfalls Water Towers West Columbia Westminster Winnsboro Yemassee York

© 2016 SCIWAY.net, LLC All rights reserved.