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Georgetown in Georgetown County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

City of Georgetown

 
 
City of Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
1. City of Georgetown Marker
Inscription. September 17, 2005, the City of Georgetown, South Carolina celebrated two events: The Tricentennial of the first King's Grant in present Georgetown County on September 15, 1705, and the Bicentennial of Georgetown's incorporation in 1805. The grant to the John Perry family is the land on which Georgetown was founded by Elisha Screven in 1729. Screven never had clear title, so settlement was made in 1737 that returned unsold lots to Mary Perry Cleland and her husband, John. In 1785, forty-nine citizens asked the state legislature for authority to elect three commissioners, which was granted. Georgetown was incorporated December 19, 1805 and John Keith was elected intendant. In 1892 William Doyle Morgan was elected intendant, then first mayor when the local government reorganized. He served until 1906 and was the major force in planning the centennial celebration. The generous support of local civic groups and participating towns made it quite a celebration. About 1,000 witnessed the day's activities. The day began when a parade marched through town to the ball park and greeted Governor D.C. Heyward. Speaker of the SC House of Representatives, Mendel L. Smith, gave the principal oration. At 4 PM a boat parade, including two U.S. Navy vessels, was viewed. At Prince and Cleland Streets, a fireworks display closed the eventful day. The last
City of Georgetown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 2, 2010
2. City of Georgetown Marker
set piece ignited, producing the message "Come Again in 2005".
 
Location. 33° 22.087′ N, 79° 17.176′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and King Street, on the right when traveling south on Front Street. Touch for map. Located at the foot of King Street in part of the Georgetown waterfront park. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Landing of Lafayette (a few steps from this marker); 24 Pound Naval Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House (within shouting distance of this marker); Kaminski House Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown’s Industrious Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Steel Corporation (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
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City of Georgetown Marker seen near Front Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 11, 2013
3. City of Georgetown Marker seen near Front Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 708 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 12, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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