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Georgetown County, South Carolina


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Page Contents for Georgetown, South Carolina

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.


Statistics & Facts

The South Carolina state capital is Columbia.
The population of Georgetown is approximately 8,950 (2000), 9163 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,866 (1990), 3527 (2010).
The amount of land area in Georgetown is 16.875 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.631 sq kilometers.
The distance from Georgetown to Washington DC is 404 miles.
The distance to the South Carolina state capital is 106 miles. (as the crow flies)
Georgetown is positioned 33.36 degrees north of the equator and 79.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.


thirty-five miles south of Myrtle Beach and sixty miles North of Charleston. Here is a map page for Georgetown.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for Georgetown.
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History & History Related Items

Georgetown is an historic city dating back to 1729. It was laid out by Elisha Screven at that time, making it the state's third oldest city!

Georgetown History
A brief history of Georgetown

The Georgetown Historic District
Information about Georgetown history and history-related things to see in the area

USS Harvest Moon
On March 1, 1865 the Union Steamer Harvest Moon, Flagship of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, struck a confederate torpedo and sank in Winyah Bay 5 miles SSE of the city of Georgetown, South Carolina. To this day, the Harvest Moon rests where she went down, buried under the sands of Winyah Bay with her smokestack still proudly visible.
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The founding of Georgetown



Birthplace of Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Local Attractions in and around Georgetown.

More things to do in the area.

The Tidelands of Georgetown.

The Historic Seaport of Georgetown, South Carolina

TheGeorgetown Lighthouse
Year Station Established: 1812

North Island Lighthouse
The first light here was built as early as 1795 and burned whale oil in a six foot wide lantern. The second light was destroyed during the Civil War. Now, the light is 85 feet tall and one of the last manual lighthouses.
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Georgetown City Government

Georgetown website

Georgetown Chamber

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce

Georgetown Community Events

Georgetown Community Events

October each year
Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Organizations

Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce Georgetown


The population of Georgetown was:
1990 - 9,517
2000 - 8,950

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