georgetown COUNTY


In 1526, Europeans arrived in present-day Georgetown County under the Spanish explorer Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon. The mid-1600s saw English and French settlements appearing along the dark rivers, creating trade with the natives. It wasn’t long until the natives were dominated — in many instances enslaved — and eventually very nearly disappeared from the region. By 1729 the area around the City of Georgetown, which would later become Georgetown County, was already home to a busy seaport. Georgetown, which is South Carolina's third oldest city. Today you can roam in the footsteps of pirates, explore the deep rice and indigo history, and enjoy the 5 different areas that flow through here on their way to the Atlantic.