william doyle morgan was the mayor of georgetown from 1891 to 1906. he was best known for his modern improvements to the town. during morgan's tenure as mayor he modernized the town's water and sewer systems, paved the streets, added side walks and installed electric lights. this beautiful home is one of scores of beautiful antebellum and victorian homes in the downtown georgetown historic district. not open to the public.
the prince george winyah espiscopal church was established in in 1721. the church is named after prince george who was to become king george II of england. the current church was built in 1747. the prince george winyah church was damaged in both the revolutionary and civil wars. the prince george winyah episcopal church is one of the oldest in south carolina and is listed on the national register of historic places.
located across the street from the county courthouse is the georgetown county museum. the museum has exhibits on the history and culture of georgetown county. on display are native american artifacts, civil war and modern military relics and uniforms. the museum also has exhibits on pre civil war plantation life and slavery. a very interesting museum to learn about the history of georgetown.
the current georgetown county courthouse was built in 1824. this beautiful classical revival building was designed by famous south carolina architect robert mills. the current courthouse replaced an earlier stucture that was damaged by two hurricanes. the georgetown county courthouse is listed on the national register of historic places. for those interested in antebellum architecture the georgetown county courthouse is worth a look when in downtown georgetown.
the kaminski house was originally built by paul trapier in 1769. this beautiful georgian style house is now home to the kaminsky house museum. the kaminsky house and adjacent stewart-parker house are open to the public by tour. both the kaminsky house and the stewart-parker house have an impressive collection of early american antiques. for those interested in early american history and architecture the kaminsky house museum is well worth a visit when in georgetown.
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.
elisha screven (1698-1757), established the town of georgetown in 1730. he was one of the sons of william screven, the first baptist pastor in the colonial south. it is belived that elisha screven is buried near this marker.
the antipedo baptist church cemetery is the final resting place of many of georgetown's influencial citizens. pictured is georgetown's confederate memorial which comemorates company A, 10 th south carolina infantry regiment.
the stewart-parker house was built by robert stewart around 1740. it is belived that george washington visited this beautiful georgian mansion in 1791. today the stewart-parker house is part of the kaminski house museum and is open to the public by tour. the stewart-parker house is one of over 60 antebellum homes in downtown georgetown.
georgetown harbor is located on the sampit river in downtown georgetown. if arriving to georgetown by boat the georgetown harbor marina is an excellent place to moor your boat. this full service marina offers all of the facilities that you would expect of a first class marina. when walking the harbor walk the harbor marina is a fun place to look at the beautiful boats moored there.
georgetown's harbor walk is one of the town's most visited sites. the harbor walk is located on the sampit river downtown. the harbor walk has a nice view of georgetown's harbor and an excellent collection of restaurants and bars.
the rice museum is an excellent place to learn about the history of georgetown. rice production was an important part of georgetown's economy from colonial times to the outbreak of the civil war. next to the rice museum is georgetown's maritime museum which has an interesting collection of naval relics. the rice museum is located in the historic market building also known as the "town clock". for those interested in american history the rice museum is a very worth while stop in downtown georgetown.
This is a unique botanical garden with elaborate fountains, sculpture, and displays. It's a perfect place to take someone special.
It was founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Huntingdon, and is now a National Historic Landmark. This is a non-profit organization, dedicated to both art and preservation of the Low Country's unique flora and fauna.
Coming here is like stepping into another world. Leave your cares behind, and just enjoy it.
Between the War of Independence and the Civil War, rice was the staple crop of this area. This modest museum tells the story of rice cultivation around Georgetown. The Prevost Gallery has a rotating art show.
The Georgetown Historic Distric is on about 220 acres of land, and includes about 46 buildings. I took a picture of this one and another picture of another one is in the Nov 13, 2003 travelogue.
It includes the Kaminski House Museum (never been open when I was there), Prince George Episcopal Church and graveyard, Henning-Miller House, Waterman Kaminiski House, the Heriot Tarbox House, the Winyah Indigo Society Hall (which I saw in 2001 when we walked out to Rte 17 to have dinner when it was too dark to take pictures), and the Morgan-Ginsler House which is across the street. Many of these old homes have interesting legends attached to them.