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Burgess, South Carolina
Burgess, South Carolina
Nicknames: 
Burgess Community, The Burgess Community
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Horry County
Founded as Marlow May 6, 1880
Named changed to Burgess Aug 15, 1906
Area
 • Total 28 sq mi (70 km2)
Population
 (2018-2019)
 • Total 31,037
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
29576 and 29588
Area code 843
Website The Greater Burgess Community Association

Burgess, (formerly Marlow), is an unincorporated community in Horry County, South Carolina, United States, , along South Carolina Highway 707 and is located between the southern boundary between Horry and Georgetown counties. Burgess is roughly 28 square miles in area and is flanked on the west by the Waccamaw River and U.S. 17 Bypass to the east. Burgess appears on the Brookgreen Gardens U.S. Geological Survey Map.

History

Burgess has a big population jump due to the new subdivisions and neighborhoods such as TPC, Blackmoor and Laurel Woods. 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. During the late 1890s Burgess was an African American farming community.

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