Georgetown, Part 1 - Brief History | Palmetto Places


Georgetown, South Carolina, at the head of Winyah Bay, dates back as early as 1526, when Spanish colonists attempted to settle in the area. Later, the British succeeded in colonizing the area, and became a key trading port, exporting goods such as rice and indigo. The town was named in honor of King George II. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction in S.C.