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U.S. 501 - Galivants Ferry to Conway. Named in 1979 in honor of Joseph William Holliday, leader in Naval Stores Industry and Commissioner of Horry County (Elected 1870); born 1827-died 1904. George Judson Holliday, Planter, Merchant, and State Sen…
The Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting, a Democratic Party tradition, has been held here in the spring every two years since 1880. Sponsored by the Holiday family, its origins are associated with Wade Hampton's 1876 appearance. Hampton, a former Confed…
Marker front:In 1792 Galivants Ferry was named for Richard Gallevan, owner of ferry rights for Elirsee's Landing on the Little Pee Dee River. The ferry was an important crossing on the road to Conwayborough, the county seat, later renamed Conway. …