Harbor Inn in Georgetown
The Harbor Walk
Facts About Georgetown, SC Georgetown is South Carolina's third oldest city behind Charleston and Beaufort. Situated on a peninsula, Georgetown is surrounded on three sides by water. On the east by Pee Dee, Black and Waccamaw Rivers, on the west by Sampit River, and on the south by Winyah Bay formed by the convergence of these rivers. As a bustling pre-Revolutionary seaport, sailing ships docked here bringing manufactured goods from Europe and leaving with the trade products of the low country - indigo, rice, and cotton.In 1729 Elisha Screven laid the plan for Georgetown and developed the city in a four-by eight block grid. Referred to as the "Historic District" the original grid city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still bears the original street names, lot numbers, and many of the original homes. Front Street is lined with quaint shops and restaurants, many with decks overlooking the harbor.