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Welcome to Georgetown ...

The city of Georgetown is located in Georgetown County<1> and is the County Seat for Georgetown County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Georgetown has a population of 8,843 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Georgetown.

Georgetown is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Georgetown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Georgetown is within the boundaries of the (843) area code.

The ZIP codes for Georgetown: 29440, 29442<4>

Websites for Georgetown ...

Official Website:   www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.georgetowncountychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Georgetown had an population of 8,843 people. This is a decrease of 3.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Georgetown had a population of 9,163 people (or 15.23% of the total population of Georgetown County). This makes Georgetown the county's most populous community.

The population of Georgetown represents 0.2% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,163 people, the population of Georgetown increased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,950 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Georgetown.

Communities Also Named Georgetown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Georgetown: This one is located in Georgetown County and the other is located in Pickens County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 109 communities that are also named Georgetown - they are located in Alabama (5), Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas (3), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (3), Indiana (6), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador (3), North Carolina (6), Ohio (9), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (7), Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia (4), Washington, West Virginia (4) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Georgetown.

Communities near Georgetown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Georgetown.

  • Andrews [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Andrews
    • Andrews [Georgetown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,866 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Andrews
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Andrews<6>
  • Pawleys Island [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawleys Island
    • Pawleys Island [Georgetown County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Georgetown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawleys Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pawleys Island<6>
  • Campfield [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campfield
    • Campfield [Georgetown County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Georgetown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campfield
  • Sampit [Georgetown County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sampit
    • Sampit [Georgetown County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Georgetown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sampit have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sampit
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jackson [Georgetown County]
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      • Jackson [Georgetown County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Georgetown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Litchfield Beach [Georgetown County]
    • Willie Towne [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willie Towne
      • Willie Towne [Georgetown County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willie Towne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willie Towne
    • Inlet Oaks Village [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inlet Oaks Village
      • Inlet Oaks Village [Georgetown County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Georgetown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inlet Oaks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inlet Oaks Village
    • Allentown [Georgetown County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Georgetown County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Georgetown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Murrells Inlet [Georgetown County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Georgetown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Georgetown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Georgetown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Georgetown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Georgetown. Our list includes 38 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Georgetown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Georgetown ...

Looking for more information about Georgetown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Georgetown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Georgetown.

Adding Georgetown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Georgetown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Georgetown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Georgetown on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Georgetown on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Georgetown: www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com/

The official website for Georgetown County: www.georgetowncountysc.org/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Georgetown, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Georgetown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Georgetown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Georgetown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Georgetown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Georgetown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Georgetown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GeorgetownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Georgetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3768, Longitude: -79.2943    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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