Vereen Memorial Gardens — Little River, South Carolina
SC Picture Project | Horry County | Vereen Memorial Gardens
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.
Reflections on Vereen Memorial Gardens
BJ Thurman 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.”
Vereen Memorial Gardens Info
Address: 2250 SC Highway 179, Little River, SC 29566
GPS Coordinates: 33.884983,-78.597206