Myrtle Beach , Conway , and The Moore Farm House can trace much of their history to Franklin Gorham Burroughs. F.G. Burroughs, born in 1834 came through Conway on his way to Tennessee. Fortunately for many, he stayed in Conway.
He started with only $40 dollars and built a financial empire that at one time owned most of what is now Myrtle Beach and operated the largest turpentine manufacturing company in the United States .
F.G. Burroughs often shared his dream with his family “of a coastal resort on land almost exactly halfway between New York and Miami , Florida .”  While he never lived to see the fruit of his labors, visitors to The Moore Farm House Bed and Breakfast can.
In 1874, F.G. Burroughs gave 1450 acres of land “in consideration of the natural love and affection, which I have and bear unto my sister Mary Moore, the wife of James E. Moore…” 
James and Mary are pictured above with their family and original house built on that land. It served as the home for a large and growing family and the center of social activities in Conway ‘s Homewood area. But…
One windy February day in 1914 one of the girls was helping with the wash by stirring the clothes in a large outdoor kettle when the wind sent an ember from the fire onto the wood walkway that leads to the house. Over the years, cotton fluff from the fields had collected under the walkway serving as a wick to quickly ignite the house.
With all lost, the neighbors banded together to help the Moore family. They milled rough-cut timber from the woods and in 1914 helped them build the present house on the same foundation of the original house. The house was built from heart pine with bead board on all walls and ceilings.
In 1989, the plumbing and electricity were updated and in 2003, additional work was completed to provide all the amenities expected by discriminating bed and breakfast travelers. Today, all bedrooms have private baths while retaining the original floors in the rooms and the staircase leading upstairs – all part of the caring labor of those 1914 neighbors.
 Excerpt from brochure for S.C. Hall of Fame honoring F.G. Burroughs, May 20, 1993
 Deed dated April 6, 1874
Select a book from the well stocked library or chalk up a cue for a friendly game of billiards. The warmth of this room has become a focal point for many guests as they enjoy meeting new friends and getting to know one another.
Join us in the living room for good conversation or a movie, all in a smoke-free, pet-free environment. The house is your’s to enjoy whether you’re staying for one night or the week. Make yourself at home! If you are in town for a wedding, family gathering, or with a group of friends, you might want to use The Moore Farm House as your temporary home. Reserve all four rooms for a minimum of two nights and make our house your home away from home.
A gourmet breakfast awaits you designed for guests of The Moore Farm House by our executive chef of the acclaimed Chattanoogan Hotel in Chattanooga, TN. Breakfast is generally served around 9 am with coffee, tea, juices and fruits available 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast service begins.