South Carolina Georgetown County Georgetown
Georgetown is located 35 miles south of Myrtle Beach
and 65 miles north of Charleston
, where the Sampit
, Great Pee Dee
, and Waccamaw
Rivers merge. This picturesque harbor town and county seat is South Carolina's third oldest city, with many historical houses and public buildings as well as several interesting waterfront restaurants. Here is a map of the Georgetown area
Things To Do in Georgetown
- Hotels in Georgetown
The historic seaport of Georgetown is located just a short drive from plantations and the beaches of Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island.
Georgetown's historic downtown area is highlighted by the Haborwalk that overlooks the scenic Sampit River. Front Street is also a favorite spot among tourists and locals alike. Here you'll find historic buildings that house everything from museums and art galleries to restaurants and bars.
There are no hotels in Georgetown's historic district itself, just a few bed and breakfast inns. Most Georgetown hotels are located on US 17 as you enter the city driving south and are just a short drive from the downtown area. These are the last hotels along US 17 until you reach Mount Pleasant.
- Georgetown Lighthouse
The Georgetown Lighthouse - also called the North Island Light - is the older of the two federally-operated lighthouses that remain in South Carolina. Guarding the entrance to Winyah Bay in Georgetown County, the lighthouse was built in 1811 and restored in 1867 after suffering damage during the Civil War.
- Georgetown museums
- Hobcaw Barony
More than 16,000 acres comprise this pristine research reserve in Georgetown. The native Waccamaws who originally inhabited the land called it "Hobcaw," meaning "between the waters." The name references its location between the Winyah Bay, which is fed by several surrounding rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Georgetown Arts, Entertainment
Georgetown Recreational Activities
- YMCA of Coastal Carolina
The YMCA of Coastal Carolina includes three branches across Georgetown County serving 55,000 residents stretching from Historic Georgetown to Myrtle Beach. Recreation includes after-school enrichment, athletics, aquatics, and wellness programming for men, women, and children.
Georgetown Sightseeing Tours
Check out our featured Georgetown tour:
- Coastal Waters Adventures LLC
Experience the scenic beauty, spectacular wildlife, blissful serenity and amazing history of lowcountry waterways on your own private charter for 1-5 adventurers.
- Rover Tours
Collect sea shells, see Dolphins in their natural habitat, and view the Georgetown lighthouse. Moments after boarding the pontoon boat, you'll be gliding across the water on a naturalist-guided tour that will educate as well as fascinate.
Georgetown Maps, Transportation
This guide will lead you to various maps of Georgetown including Georgetown's city limits, streets, parking, and historic districts.
Georgetown is home to one local airport:
These are Georgetown's closest commercial airports:
Georgetown Jobs, Careers
Our exclusive Georgetown job board organizes jobs by type of employer, company name, and area within Georgetown.
Waccamaw Regional has a full-service SC Works Center in Georgetown. This facility is a hub where clients can find a variety of employment and training resources – most offered for free – under one roof.
For a full guide to businesses located in and around Georgetown, please see our South Carolina Business Directory
Georgetown Economic Development
Georgetown News & Media
City of Georgetown
Georgetown Schools, Colleges, Libraries
Georgetown Churches, Nonprofits
Georgetown History, Genealogy