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

Special Announcement:

Our Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2024. Vendor and Parade applications are now available and on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or parade entrant, please call 843-389-2585 or stop by the town hall for an application.

The town has been fortunate and very busy the past few years upgrading and improving our facility, vehicles and equipment. These upgrades and improvements have all been made possible through grants and the Capital Project Sales Tax program.

The Town of Coward will hold it’s next council meeting on Monday, August 5, 2024 at 6pm

The 2023 Water Quality Report is now available and can be viewed at www.townofcoward.com/reports/water-quality.pdf

“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 last 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.