The town of Aynor began to grow in the early 1900s as it served as a terminus for a railroad from Conway. It is said to have been started by a man named John Eyenner who owned a farm that residents fittingly called "Eyenner's Farm", but the story of how the town's name came to be is of some dispute. Incorporated in 1913, the friendly community of Aynor is located 35 miles inland on Highway 501 in western Horry County, is locally known as "Little Golden Town" and home to nearly 600 residents today.
This small Southern town once had a bustling tobacco market, as well as a cotton gin, brickyard and several mills, but today is known for much more, including the popular Aynor Harvest Hoe Down Festival. Each September, the annual festival celebrates country living with food, games, music and fun for the entire family. M&K Ranch Horseback Riding offers horseback riding by trail, ring, or on the beach!
Each November, the Native American Waccamaw Siouan tribe holds their annual Powwow on tribal grounds just outside of Aynor. Festivities include tribal dance and demonstrations of the rich culture and heritage of the tribe.