WELCOME TO YEMASSEE, SOUTH CAROLINA!
Located on the coast of South Carolina and an hour north of Savannah, Georgia the town of Yemassee is a scenic and unspoiled classic southern town. Populated by majestic live oaks and twisting waterways, Yemassee’s 1100 year round residents boast a dedication to preserving the town’s natural habitat, history and culture.
The area’s commitment to the preservation of the land has provided a wonderful landscape for wildlife viewing, fishing and hunting. Situated on one of the largest estuaries in the eastern United States and a major flyway for migratory birds, a kayak trip launched from one of Yemassee’s public boat launches along the ACE Basin Wildlife Refuge provides the opportunity to view bald eagles, wood storks, prothonotary warblers, osprey and alligators in their natural environment.
Like many southern towns Yemassee is steeped in Revolutionary and Civil War history and the remains of Civil War field fortifications can be observed from U.S. Highway 17 and U.S. 21, both of which pass through the town.
Yemassee is easily accessible by various forms of transportaion. The town is serviced by Interstate 95, U.S. 21 & U.S. 17A, and S.C. route 68 and is also serviced by Amtrak.
The Yemassee Revitalization Corporation welcomes your interest in the area and invites you to check back with the site as often as possible as upcoming public events are consistently posted to the site, allowing many opportunities for visitors to get a first hand experience of Yemassee.
USMC Garden and Memorial Brick Pavers on sale now!
The YRC is happy to announce that their design for a United States Marine Corps Garden and Memorial in Yemassee was unveiled to the public at their annual Holiday Bash.
This Garden and Memorial was designed to teach the public about Yemassee's Marine Corps history as well as commemorating Marines that have served our country in the past and present.
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REALITY TV AND THE YRC:
For a behind the scenes look at the YRC's inolvement in the LIFETIME NETWORK television show, "The Week the Women Went," click the photo below.