A Quiet and Peaceful Place – Coward, SC Welcomes You!

Special Announcement:

The Town of Coward is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief of Police.
Applicant must have class 1 certification, be at least 21 years of age and have a minimum of 5 years experience in law enforcement. The deadline for the applications is May 15, 2023. For more information or to obtain an application, please call 843-389-2585, email us at townofcoward@yahoo.com or come in person to 3724 US Hwy 52, Coward, SC 29530.

“A quiet, peaceful place” truly does describes Coward, South Carolina. Located on US Hwy 52 approximately 12 miles south of Florence, Coward is a small town with a lot to offer. Conveniently located within reasonable driving distance to some of South Carolina’s best vacation spots including Myrtle Beach, Columbia and Charleston. Found within the town limits are reasonably priced local restaurants, local retail businesses and “J.C. Lynch” Elementary School. The area surrounding the town of Coward is rich in history and natural beauty. One of the favorite local attractions just a short drive from the town is Lynches River County Park, which covers approximately 676 acres along the Lynches River. Towering cypress trees and sand hills make this park popular with visitors who come for the great camping, canoeing and walks on the scenic nature trails.
panoramic photo of Coward SC with flags

Good Times in Coward

  • Coward Baseball Field

    Coward is home to one of Florence County’s athletic complex with three athletic fields that host baseball, softball, and soccer each year. Close to 175 children sign up each year to participate in these sports. All teams are sponsored through local and surrounding businesses and coached by dedicated volunteers.

  • Annual Harvest Festival

    THE COWARD HARVEST FESTIVAL .  The Town of Coward hosts its  annual “Coward Harvest Festival” on the third Saturday each September. The Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. going straight into the festival ending at 5:00 p.m. near the intersection of St. Paul Rd and Gause Canal, next to the Bible Temple Church in Coward. Activities include food vendors, inflatable play areas, arts & crafts, and more.

  • Christmas in the Park

    The 2022 Christmas in the Park will be held on Saturday, December 3rd!  Please join us for an evening of Christmas Music, Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Doughnuts.  Santa Claus will be there with a special treat for the kids and a photo op for the parents.  The event will start at 5:00 pm at the Coward Town Park with Santa arriving around 6pm.  We will be collecting can goods for donation.  Please show your support by bringing one or more can good.