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the area around modern day myrtle beach was originally inhabited by the waccamaw native american tribe. myrtle beach was settled by the withers family after the revolutionary war. at that time several indigo and tobacco plantations were established in the area. the withers family home was destroyed by a hurricane in 1822 and they left the area. in 1899 the burroughs and collins company built a railroad to present day myrtle beach to transport lumber from the area. the eastern terminus of the railroad was called new town. new town was renamed myrtle beach in 1957. today myrtle beach is one of the most popular beach resort towns in the southeast. today myrtle beach is home to 120 golf courses, miles of white sand beach, and numerous tourist attractions.

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