The Star Fire Engine Company | History of SC Slide Collection

Fire companies were usually volunteer associations, and separate African-American and white companies developed in most sizeable towns in the state after the Civil War. The Star Fire Engine Company, housed on King Street, was one of two African-American engine companies in Georgetown at the beginning of the 20th century. Two of its members proudly display their pump engine. From the Morgan Photograph Collection.

Courtesy of the Georgetown County Public Library.