Special Delivery: Built in 1908 by Robert M. Prince, the Thomas B. Cooper House was home to Cooper, Socastee’s postmaster, and his family.
Architectural Antiquity: Three structures, a bridge, and a pecan grove make up the Socastee Historic District.
A Hardworking History: The fully functional Socastee swing bridge dates back to 1935.
Neighborhood Temptation: “The local kids used to try to sneak in to the yard and steal the pecans from the grove,” recalls longtime Socastee resident Bo Turbeville.
The Cooper House has been transformed into an event venue.
Fun and Festive: Spread throughout several blocks of Dick Pond Road on both sides of the swing bridge, the Socastee Heritage Festival unifies and celebrates the community.
The Socastee Heritage Festival.
A Growing Tradition: Before COVID-19, the annual festival drew an increasingly larger crowd each year for music, food, and entertainment.
Cleaning Up, Reconstructing: Dennis Reynolds and Bo Turbeville constructed an outhouse from lumber found around the area.
The The Socastee Heritage Festival features three stages of musical performers.
History on Display: SHF hopes to present the fully restored Sarvis House to the community free of charge.
Intriguing from All Angles: A side view of the historic Sarvis house. Locals and tourists traveling through Socastee are treated to this view on many journeys to and from 544.
Community Ties: The Socastee Heritage Foundation serves to unite and support the local residents of Socastee.