South Carolina's Third Oldest City Historical

South Carolina's Third Oldest City Historical (HM1WGF)

Location: Georgetown, SC 29440 Georgetown County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 22.016', W 79° 17.113'

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Port of Georgetown

Port of Georgetown
South Carolina's Third Oldest City

It is believed that the Spanish first settled an outpost on Winyah Bay in 1526. Allegedly, this settlement only lasted six months and no remains have ever been found. Georgetown was formally founded in 1729, making it South Carolina's third oldest city following Charleston and Beaufort. In 1732, Georgetown became an official port of entry which allowed foreign exports and imports to come through Georgetown rather than Charleston. This allowed the City to grow and thrive with its major occupations being traders, merchants and planters. Throughout its rich history, Georgetown has survived wars, economic downturns, and hurricanes. Today, the downtown historic district contains more than 50 historic homes, buildings and sites dating back to 1737.
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HM NumberHM1WGF
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Placed ByGeorgetown Business Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 659531 N 3693279
Decimal Degrees33.36693333, -79.28521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 22.016', W 79° 17.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 22' 0.96" N, 79° 17' 6.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)843
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Harborwalk, Georgetown SC 29440, US
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