A Walking Tour of Georgetown, South Carolina
a walking tour in the Look Up, America series from walkthetown.com
by Doug Gelbert
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Georgetown was South Carolina’s third city, following Charleston and Beaufort. The first permanent settlers to the area were the English who were actively involved in the Indian trade. The settlement was founded in 1729 and declared an official port of entry in 1732. This meant that all foreign imports and exports no longer had to pass through Charleston and the area’s merchants and planters could deal directly with all ports.