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Georgetown (SC) - USA, South Carolina Highlights:
Historic downtown, Harborwalk, Museums, Plantation Houses
Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Great Pee Dee River, Waccamaw River, and Sampit River, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina. Today, several marinas cater to traffic on the Intracoastal Waterway and the old docks along the waterfront have been converted into Harborwalk, an array of restaurants and shops. Sixteen blocks of the downtown area are listed on the National Historic Register and walking, driving, tram and horse-drawn carriage tours are all available. In and around the City of Georgetown, there are many other activities to keep you busy! Southern Plantations, Heritage Museums, Festivals and the area's abundant natural sanctuaries.

The third oldest city in South Carolina, following Charleston and Beaufort, it was first settled in 1526 by the Spaniards, and claims to be the first settlement in North America. Georgetown was founded in 1729 and became an official port of entry in 1732. From the years of early settlement, through the Revolutionary War and up to the onset of the Civil War, Georgetown flourished, primarily thanks to the indigo and rice crops which fueled Georgetown's commerce.

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