Burgess, South Carolina

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Burgess, South Carolina
Burgess Community
CountryUnited States
State South Carolina
County Horry
Time zone Eastern
ZIP Code
29576, 29588
Area code(s)843

Burgess, formerly Marlow, is an unincorporated community in Horry County, South Carolina, United States, along South Carolina Highway 707. Burgess is roughly 28 square miles in area and is located between the Waccamaw River/ Intracoastal Waterway to the west and U.S. 17 Bypass to the east. [1] Burgess appears on the Brookgreen Gardens U.S. Geological Survey Map. [2]


Originally called Marlow for the first postmaster, John W Marlow, who was appointed 6 May 1880. He was replaced by Jasper E Kennedy (his brother-in-law) in 1881, William H. Page in 1883, Christopher C. Marlow (John W Marlow's son) in 1884, and William Burgess in 16 Apr 1887. William Burgess remained the postmaster until his death 25 Sep 1934, and successfully changed the name to Burgess 15 Aug 1906. [3] During the late 1890s Burgess was an African American farming community.[ citation needed]

According to the 1990 census, the Burgess Community population was approximately 3,000, then grew to 25,000 according to the 2010 census. [1] Burgess during the last 20 years has transitioned from a rural community to a predominantly suburban community. Numerous master planned communities have been developed since 1990 such as TPC, Blackmoor and Laurel Woods. There are large tracts of land that remain undeveloped which retains some of the rural characteristics that preceded it's rapid growth. [1] Burgess also has a community center called Burgess Community Center located on South Carolina Highway 707 near Mt. Zion Church and St. James Middle School and just down the street from St. James High School.

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  1. ^ a b c "Greater Burgess Community Association". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Burgess Populated Place Profile". SC HomeTownLocator. Retrieved 3 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Horry County, South Carolina," Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832-1971. NARA Microfilm Publication, M841, 145 rolls. Records of the Post Office Department, Record Group Number 28. Washington, D.C.: National Archives.

External links

  • Wiki Satellite Photos - [1]

Latitude and Longitude:

33°36′24″N 79°03′20″W / 33.60667°N 79.05556°W / 33.60667; -79.05556