Friday, August 08, 2008

The Third Oldest City in South Carolina

Georgetown's main street and its pretty house facades


The city watch tower of Georgetown, SC


What an inviting porch to the County Museum of Georgetown!




The third oldest city in South Carolina, following Charleston and Beaufort, Georgetown was founded in 1729 and became an official port of entry in 1732. Prior to this, all foreign exports and imports had to pass through Charleston. Duties and the added freight had to be paid there. With the designation of Georgetown as a port of entry, the area's merchants and planters could deal directly with all ports, bypassing Charleston.



5 comments:

Peter (Worldman): said...

I like the first picture very much. It is nice. And it changes from our Berne Lauben, Stein am Rhein and Appenzell picture. Which are nice too.

Susanne49 said...

This picture is so typical for America's small towns, right? It's exact the way we know it from the movies, right? :-)


Thanks for commenting Peter!

Bob Johnson said...

I love your heritage shots, you guys have so much history.

Susanne49 said...

Thank you so much Bob,
for visiting my blog and for your kind comment!

Carole said...

nice town Sue. I like the clock tower it reminds me of the one we had in our town before they moved it

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