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Socastee is an unincorporated community along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, stretching from Murrells Inlet on the East to the Waccamaw River on the West, and from the Holmestown Road and Bay Road on the South to SC Highways 544 and 137 (Forestbrook Road) on the North.
The origin of the word "Socastee" is Native American. The will of one Percivell Pawley, dated 1711, states that he received the original land grant for 200 acres of land in "Sawkestee." Most likely, communal development had existed for European settlers within coastal South Carolina since the early 18th Century. Land deeds are recorded as early as 1773.