The history

According to the exhibit, the first Europeans came to this area in 1512 and they were likely Francisco Gordillo and Pedro de Quexos, slavers who came ashore near the Santee River. It also says that many of Horry’s residents can trace their ancestry to the 1813 Dimery Settlement. Dimery and his wife, Elizabeth, bought 300 acres of land in the Dog Bluff area of Horry County. The Dimery community eventually included two churches and a school.

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