The Waccamaw River

The Waccamaw River has been and continues to be a source of life for Conway residents. Kingston (Conway) was originally established along the river because of its usefulness in shipping lumber and turpentine products south on the river to Georgetown and eventually to Charleston. Before the establishment of Conway, the Waccamaw Native Americans called the river home because of its abundance of natural resources, wildlife, and natural beauty.

The river is a black river, which means that the water is colored black by chemicals called tannins produced from decaying vegetation.

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To get to the next stop:

Enter the wooden Riverwalk and walk along the river until you are under the bridge. The next historic tour stop is under the bridge on your right as you walk away from the river.


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