Horry County Government

The northeastern corner of South Carolina, known as Horry (pronounced O-REE') County since 1801, is a diverse land of rivers, beaches, forests and swamps. Sometimes referred to as "the Independent Republic of Horry", a nickname that had a humorous beginning and referred to politically independent minded people, consists of 1,134 square miles, over 320,000 residents, and over 2200 dedicated employees to service their needs. Horry County hosts eight cities/towns that welcome millions of visitors annually who enjoy our many amenities that include pristine beaches, shopping, golf and a wide array entertainment.