600 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440
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Sleepy Antebellum Town
Sometime I'd like to go to the Rice Museum - I've never been when it was open. Sometime I must try to be here during the day so that I can go to some of the restaurants that are open only for lunch. I also understand that you can buy good seafood at the dock next to the Boat Shed marina. I like walking along the streets with the nice old houses, and along the waterfront.
MM 403.0 The Boat Shed
We usually stay at The Boat Shed which is a marina.
Nice people - let me do e-mail in the office.
They have about 4 places for transient boats.
No pay phones.
Rest rooms aren't locked.
Next to the marina at the shrimp docks is a good place to buy fresh seafood. It was $1/foot and that included electricity.
The picture shows the dry stack storage building for small power boats from the gas dock. The little brick building in the foreground is where the bathrooms are. There are also outdoor storage areas.
william screven memorial
william screven (1629-1713) was the first baptist pastor in the colonial south. william screven was the father of elisha screven the founder of georgetown. william screven is buried in charleston south carolina.
The next morning's patrol begins
The volunteers patrol the beach every morning and every evening, looking for new nests, tracks made by new hatchlings, vacationer debris, or other hazards that could jeopardize the survival of these creatures. Nesting turtles approaching the shore line will turn away from a site if they see obstructions such as beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, or other hazards.
The mothers time their crawl ashore only hours before laying their eggs. Disruptions from these manmade hazards mean the loss of an entire nest. The volunteers comb the beaches ensuring that no hazards are left to disrupt the delicate egg laying balance.
Lindsey and Brenda take the job Friday morning.
georgetown south carolina
georgetown is located at the confluence of the great pee dee, sampit, and waccamaw rivers in northeast south carolina. georgetown is the county seat of georgetown county south carolina. some historians believe that the georgetown area was the first european colony in north america. there is some evidence that the spaniard lucas vasquez de ayllon founded a colony on the waccamaw river in 1526. the colony failed due to disease and a slave revolt. in 1670 the english established charlestown (charleston) as a trading post with local native americans. the european population of the area grew over time and elisha screven founded the town of georgetown in 1729. in the mid and late 1700's georgetown area plantations grew indigo and rice which added great wealth to the town. during the american revolution georgetown was an important port for supplying patriot general nathanael greene's army. following the american revolution rice became the staple crop of the georgetown area. by 1840 georgetown county produced almost one-half of the total rice crop in the united states. at the time georgetown was the largest rice exporting port in the world. georgetown was spared destruction during the civil war but suffered greatly during the period of radical reconstruction. after the era of radical reconstruction the economy of the area turned to lumber production. in 1936 the international paper company built a paper mill in georgetown which by 1944 was the largest paper mill in the world. today the economy of georgetown depends on a nearby steel mill, retirees, and tourism. of interest to the tourist is the downtown historic district and several preserved antebellum plantations in the area. georgetown has scores of historic homes and buildings in the downtown historic district many of which are listed on the national register of historic places. georgetown's river walk has an excellent collection of shops, restaurants, and bars. also there are boating and fishing opportunties on the pee dee, sampit, and waccamaw rivers. for those interested in american history georgetown is a very worth while place to visit in northeast south carolina.
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Address: 600 Church St, Georgetown, SC 29440