Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Welcome To
Georgetown, S.C.

Area Overview
This historic city is home to many restaurants and shops conveniently located near the scenic waterfront

One of the earliest European settlements was in the port city of Georgetown, where the native Waccamaw and Winyah Indians first encountered European settlers as early as 1526.

Georgetown became a city more than two centuries later in 1729, when the waterfront was a center for trade, especially rice and indigo. Georgetown once produced more than half the rice exported from the America, but the Civil War marked the end of rice as the cityís cash crop.

The British took control of Georgetown for almost a year during the Revolutionary War until local legend Francis Marion, aka “The Swamp Fox,” led raids to wrest control from the Red Coats.

Lumber harvesting and processing, commercial fishing, and a steel and paper mill on the downtown waterfront have driven the economy in the modern era, but the historic downtown district has experienced a major revitalization along the River Walk.

Shops and seafood restaurants line the bay and celebrations are held to celebrate the cityís nautical roots. The downtown area is lined with antebellum and colonial era homes, 60 of which are listed on the National Historic Register.

Tours are available of some of the more famous sites, such as the Rice Museum, the Kaminski House, the S.C. Maritime Museum and several old churches.

As the county seat of Georgetown County, the city has its own police and fire departments, public works and utilities. Georgetown is led by a city council and has an active citizenry in local politics, historical preservation and conservation.

Children attend Georgetown High, part of the Georgetown County school system.

Points of Interest
Restaurants & Attractions in Georgetown

Here's a look at some of the best places to eat and things to do in Georgetown:

Kaminski House Museum

Kaminski House Museum

The Kaminski House Museum is a must-see in Georgetown, South Carolina. Built in the mid-18th century, the Kaminski …

$2 OFF Adult Admission

Hopsewee Plantation

Hopsewee Plantation

Myrtle Beach has its own unique history with landmarks dating back the better part of a century. But for history bu …

Georgetown Coastal Adventures

Georgetown Coastal Adventures

Georgetown Coastal Adventures is exactly where you want to go for all your fishing needs! When you want to go catch …

$10 OFF Any Georgetown Coastal Adventure

Georgetown Harborwalk

Georgetown Harborwalk

Under an hour’s drive from just about everywhere in Myrtle Beach (depending on traffic), Georgetown’s historic …

Hobcaw Barony

Hobcaw Barony

Everywhere has a past, but not everywhere has people dedicated to preserving the history associated with the place. …

Carolina Food Tours

Carolina Food Tours

Carolina Food Tours is all about sharing the love of South Carolina cuisine. It is a unique way to connect with peo …

$4 Off Any Tour

Video
Visiting Georgetown

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