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Has Been Designated A National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America
Built in 1735 with materials brought from England.
Georgetown is blessed with deep navigable rivers that historically served as the city's safest and easiest routes for trading. Four rivers flow together to form Winyah Bay: Sampit, Waccamaw, Pee Dee, and Black. Each river's name, with the exceptio…
Rice was introduced to the area as early as 1690, but did not become a major crop until after the Revolutionary War. Local planters made large fortune cultivating rice - Carolina Gold - in the area's low-lying river estuaries. This crop required a…
Thew 17,500-acre Hobcaw Barony is one of the few remaining undeveloped tracts of land on the Waccamaw Neck. Once part of a 1716 land grant, its name comes from Hobcaw, the Native American word meaning between the waters, and barony from land grant…
1st Dec. 1638 3rd Dec. 1757 Who Planned and Founded Georgetown 1730-5 Within a nearby lot is the Screven grave yard.
A pioneer Baptist preacher of Somerton, England. Immigrated to Kittery, Maine. Forced to leave that state for preaching the gospel. Came south with a group of Baptists. Organized first Baptist church in the South, in 1683, at Charleston and…
Port of Georgetown South Carolina's Third Oldest City It is believed that the Spanish first settled an outpost on Winyah Bay in 1526. Allegedly, this settlement only lasted six months and no remains have ever been found. Georgetown was formall…
Georgetown's Industrious Past Port of Georgetown Indigo was first introduced to the area around the 1740's and served as Georgetown's first principal cash crop. Taking advantage of British bounties for indigo, highly prized as a clothing dye in …
Heritage Site 2005732 - 734 Front Street Built 1906 J B SteelePeople's Bank 1906 - 1924