Historic Georgetown, SC!
Not too far from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, and just south of tranquil Pawleys Island, lies the historic city of Georgetown rich with southern charm and beauty.
Founded in 1729, Georgetown is the 3rd oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston and Beaufort. The city was named for King George II of England.
Notable South Carolinians who were residents of Georgetown County, include Thomas Lynch, Jr. (1749-1779), a signer of the Declaration of Independence; artist Washington Allston (1779-1843); Theodosia Burr Alston (1783-1813), the daughter of Aaron Burr; Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), Congressman, secretary of war, and ambassador to Mexico, who introduced the poinsettia to the United States; and Joseph Hayne Rainey (1832-1887), the first African-American elected to the U. S. House of Representatives.
Accommodations like hotels are few in Georgetown and resorts are nonexistent. But the area does offer the charm and country atmosphere of bed and breakfasts. These unique accommodations are found within the city limits.
There area only two Golf Courses located with the city, but just north you will find several courses that offer some of the most pristine greens and fairways along the Grand Strand.
Georgetown may not offer high flying roller coasters like Myrtle Beach, but Georgetown is rich with history and beauty just waiting for you to enjoy. There are several plantation tours, as well as wildlife preserves, bird watching, land tours, and sea tours along the Winyah Bay and Black River, and the Georgetown Lighthouse located on Barrier Island.
At certain times each year, the local theater company offers stage shows to add a bit of culture to your trip. Georgetown County recently won the prestigious All-American City Award 2005 from the National Civic League, a title shared with only nine other cities in the entire country.
If history is what you are after and nature is your game then you'll definitely want to see the sites Georgetown has to offer.
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