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Georgetown, SC

Settled in 1729 by Reverend Elisha Scroven, Georgetown was named to honor King George II of England. It became a center for exporting and storage for lumber, rice, indigo and naval stores. Although it was a saw mill in the early 1900's, Georgetown now has several manufacturing industries and a growing tourist economy.

One such tourist attraction is the fishing. You can charter boats for deep sea fishing and cast a line for barracuda, amberjack, albacore, bonito, and mackerel. For more water activity, you can head to Hunting Beach State Park where you can set up camp then decide whether you wish to swim, surf fish, enjoy a picnic, hike the nature trails, or take a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk.

Georgetown boasts several historic homes and buildings that you can tour. The Harold Kaminski House is a pre-Revolutionary home furnished with antiques. At the Hopsewee Plantation you can see preserved rice plantation house that was the birthplace of Declaration of Independence signer, Thomas Lynch, Jr. or visit the Prince George Winyah Church, built in 1750, which has been in use since its conception. And, at the Town Clock Building, rebuilt in 1842, you can visit the Rice Museum and see the maps, dioramas, films, artifacts, and exhibits which show the development and production of the rice crop.

 


Kaminski House in old town Georgetown




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