Georgetown Travel Guide

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    georgetown county courthouse
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Georgetown Things to Do

  • william doyle morgan house

    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...

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  • prince george winyah church

    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...

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  • georgetown county museum

    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...

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  • georgetown county courthouse

    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...

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  • kaminski house

    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...

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  • Georgetown's Harbor Walk

    Here is something very enjoyable that you can do for free, which offers fine views of the town and the harbor.

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  • 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.

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  • elisha screven memorial

    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.

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  • old baptist cemetery

    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.

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  • stewart-parker house

    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.

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  • georgetown harbor

    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...

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  • harbor walk

    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.

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  • On the Water

    Right on the water and accessible by car or boat. Their website says:"During the renovation of the historic building, the original brick walls and heart-pine flooring were restored and a scenic glass porch overlooking the harbor was added. History buffs should peruse the framed documents and old photographs in the entry-way. They date to the late...

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  • low country cuisine

    the goat island grill is a very good seafood restaurant specializing in south carolina low country cuisine. they offer an excellent seafood selection as well as steak and american fare. a good place to have lunch or diner in downtown georgetown.

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  • Highway 17

    If we had wanted to settle for fast food, there is plenty of it on Route 17 in Georgetown. In addition to Burger King, nearby places includeHardee's of Georgetown1311 Church St, Georgetown, SC(843) 546-6413Bojangles Famous Chicken & Biscuits1331 Church St, Georgetown, SC(843) 520-4107KFC - (843) 546-6037 717 Church St.Georgetown, SC PIZZA HUT...

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  • It's Everywhere

    It should come as no surprise to find that there are three McDonalds in Georgetown In addition to the one pictured on Highway 17 there are two others on Fraser St.Mc Donald's (843) 546-5206 1310 N Fraser Stand 307 N. Fraser St. (843) 546-8758

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  • Only place open on Sunday night

    We found that there were NO other restaurants open on Sunday night, that we could walk to from the waterfront. They shut the town down and roll up the sidewalks.The town is pleasant to walk through - the section between Route 17 and the river is a Historic District. We walked from South and James where the marina was four blocks up to the...

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  • On the Highway

    I saw the sign for Tony's famous pizza when we drove through Georgetown, but we'd already had lunch. The reviewer says: Known for their New England style pizzas and subs, this family owned restaurant also serves delicious pastas and salads Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. This is another place that is closed on Sundays.

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Georgetown Nightlife

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    big tuna raw bar

    by doug48 Written Feb 20, 2011

    big tuna is a raw bar located behind the old fish house restaurant on the harbor walk. a great place to sit on their deck and have a beer or two and watch the sunset over georgetown harbor.

    Dress Code: casual.

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Georgetown Shopping

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    Shrimp boat at next dock with sign inset.

    by grandmaR Written Feb 14, 2004

    Friends tell us that very good seafood can be purchased at the next docks north of the Boat Shed. Claiborne Young also mentions this. I've never done it.

    I took the picture of the shrimp boat from our boat (across the stern of a trawler which was flying a US flag) because one of our grandsons is named Carson. I took a picture of the directional sign when we were walking up to dinner.

    What to buy: Fish or shrimp

    The yard also has a marine railway.

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Georgetown Warnings and Dangers

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    paper mill

    by doug48 Updated Feb 20, 2011

    the only drawback to a visit to downtown georgetown is the sulpher smell from the paper mill. this huge paper mill was once the largest in the united states. the odor emitted from this plant is not bad enough to discourage a visit to downtown but when the wind is coming from the west you will notice it.

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Georgetown Off The Beaten Path

  • hampton plantation

    in 1744 daniel horry purchased 600 acres near present day mc clellanville for a rice plantation. in the mid 1740's horry built the georgian style mansion that you see today. hampton plantation is named after hampton hall in england. during the revolutionary war hampton plantation was looted by british troops. after the revolution george washington...

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  • hopsewee plantation

    hopsewee plantation is built for thomas lynch jr. in 1740. thomas lynch jr. was a signer of the declaration of independence. the plantation house is open by tour and has an excellent collection of 18 th and 19 th century antiques. two original slave cabins are also on site. next to the plantation house is a tea room which is a good place to have...

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  • hobcaw barony plantation

    hobcaw barony plantation is located just northeast of georgetown on US 17 north. hobcaw barony was a 15,680 acre plantation established around 1730. the property was a royal grant to john, lord carteret a "barony". over the years the original plantation was subdivided into several smaller plantaions and today the site has over 40 historic...

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Georgetown Sports & Outdoors

  • MM 403.0 Georgetown Anchorage

    The Georgetown harbor has room for a lot of boats and many of them anchor there. There are apparently some private moorings in the harbor now. If the mill is operating and the wind is wrong you may get a dirty residue on the boat.The town pretty much pulls in the sidewalks on Saturday and Sunday. Use care in setting the anchor as the bottom is...

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  • 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...

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  • MM 406.0 Belle Island Yacht Club

    I've never been here, because we couldn't get in - the water is too shallow for us. Some friends are there now and they have to wait for high tide to leave. It is fairly cheap at 80 cents a foot.

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Georgetown Favorites

  • Francis Marion Park

    Along the waterfront in Georgetown are several nice little parks, among which is the park honoring Francis Marion nicknamed the Swamp Fox by the British. He is known as the father of guerilla warfare. From the web:"Marion was probably born in St. John's Parish, Berkeley County, near Georgetown, South Carolina, about 1732. As a descendant of French...

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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,...

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