The town of Georgetown, South Carolina is steeped in history, settled by the Native Americans and Spanish before the British. After establishing a trading post, Georgetown was established in 1729. The historic district is listed under the National Register of Historic Places for its significance to the Revolutionary and Civil wars.
Two signers of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Sr. and Thomas Lynch Jr., were from Georgetown. During the Antebellum period, Georgetown was responsible for nearly half of the rice produced in the United States. Today, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in the state and employs locals at the paper and steel mills. The population is less than 10,000.