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

South Carolina's Third Oldest City

Port of Georgetown

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, January 3, 2017
1. South Carolina's Third Oldest City Marker
Inscription.
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 formally founded in 1729, making it South Carolina's third oldest city following Charleston and Beaufort. In 1732, Georgetown became an official port of entry which allowed foreign exports and imports to come through Georgetown rather than Charleston. This allowed the City to grow and thrive with its major occupations being traders, merchants and planters. Throughout its rich history, Georgetown has survived wars, economic downturns, and hurricanes. Today, the downtown historic district contains more than 50 historic homes, buildings and sites dating back to 1737.
 
Erected by Georgetown Business Association.
 
Location. 33° 22.016′ N, 79° 17.113′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, South Carolina, in Georgetown County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Orange Street and Front Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Georgetown Harborwalk. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown SC 29440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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By Michael Herrick, January 3, 2017
2. South Carolina's Third Oldest City Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. These Two Cannons (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgetown Steel Corporation (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetownís Industrious Past (about 400 feet away); Joseph Hayne Rainey Park (about 500 feet away); Georgetown County Veteranís Memorial (about 500 feet away); Major C. Spencer Guerry (about 500 feet away); 24 Pound Naval Gun (about 500 feet away); Life on the Rivers of Georgetown (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Georgetown Business Association. (Submitted on January 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 327 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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