During the late 1800s, a lumber company from North Carolina built railroad lines through forests in Horry County to easily transport timber across the South Carolina state line. A community grew up around a busy railroad depot, which in 1902 became the town of Loris.
Loris is a fast growing town whose close proximity to the Grand Strand and small town charm make it an attractive place to raise a family. The popular Loris Bog-Off, held every year in October, is a celebration of this great town and tasty Carolina chicken bog. The festival features a parade, crafts, bands, and fireworks.