VideoThe history and culture of African Americans in Georgetown, South Carolina
Georgetown, which is the county seat in Georgetown County, is South Carolina's third oldest city.
"Rice and indigo are the two most important exports in the county’s history. By the late 1700s, rice was king. More than 40,000 acres were cleared and 780 miles of canals were dug by slaves, and the second largest rice culture in history was born."
VideoLearn the history of Georgetown, South Carolina as well as the booming rice culture supported by slavery.
VideoResidents and historians explain the cultural and physical characteristics of Sandy Island.