Founded in 1729, Georgetown is the third oldest city in the state and was named for England's King George II. Located along the northern coast of the state, the city is the oldest continuously open seaport on the eastern seaboard.

Georgetown is famous for its historic indigo and rice plantations.

By 1840, the port of Georgetown exported more rice than any port in the world. Today, the paper, fishing and tourism industries contribute to Georgetown's economy.

Where to Visit:

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show
(usually held in October)
Hobcaw Barony wildlife refuge
22 Hobcaw Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843-545-9853
Fax: 843-545-7231
Hopsewee Plantation rice plantation
Admission Fee
494 Hopsewee Road
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: 843-546-7891
Kaminski House Museum
Admission Fee
1003 Front Street
Georgetown, SC 29442
Phone: 843-546-7706
toll free
Phone: 1-888-233-0383

Where to Read More About It:

Rogers, G., (1970). The history of Georgetown county, South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.
Huntsinger, E., (1995). Ghosts of Georgetown. Winston-Salem: J.F. Blair.
City of Georgetown
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown Economic Development Commission
Seaport Georgetown

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