According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6km2) of it (8.79%) is water.
Winyah Bay was formed from a submergent or drowned coastline, i.e. the original rivers had a lower baseline, but either the ocean rose or the land sank, changing the landform and making a good location for a harbour. The rising of the ocean may have been due to melting of glacial ice at the end of the ice age.
Georgetown is located at the southwest corner of the town of Redding, the northwest corner of the town of Weston, the southeast corner of the town of Ridgefield, and the northeast corner of the town of Wilton. Georgetown residents officially live in and pay local taxes to one of these four towns, but typically identify themselves as living in Georgetown. Georgetown has its own fire district, which also serves the surrounding rural areas not traditionally included in Georgetown, and its own ZIP code (06829).
On April 9, 1987, the central portion of the village was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the Georgetown Historic District. A map shows its approximate location within Georgetown. The historic district is an area of 90 acres (360,000m2) that includes the Gilbert and Bennett manufacturing plant, institutional housing built for the plant workers, and other private homes. The district includes portions of Georgetown in the towns of Redding and Wilton.
Sometime between 1733 and 1735, Gabriel and Esther moved to Georgetown for a time, hoping to improve himself at being a planter and also provide better educations for the children ... We all know the story of Francis, at the age of fifteen, joining a family friend in Georgetown named Joshua Lockwood, who owned a ship and crew.
125 Years Ago, 1897. AnnandaleNews, South Island, July 19th. Mr. Geo. W. Hazzard tell me his rice is now in heads and he is putting out bird minders ... and Mrs ... and Mrs ... Wm ... The hotel ship Amphitrite here is being repainted and redecorated ... Manager Maybank Scurry said that he will keep the hotel ship, which came here two years ago, in Georgetown indefinitely.
To the Editor, ... Thus turning our economy upside down and backwards. Now we have the worst inflation in 40 years and counting ... And lets give Russia a ‘list’ of 16 areas who don’t want them to cyberattack ... This is insanity at its best, and all be design ... America is being run by a ship of fools. Wayne and EllenLynn. Georgetown. .
GEORGETOWN — The GeorgetownCity Fire Department took its first step toward having its own burn facility on June 23 when the Georgetown City Council approved a budgeted $39,886 for installation of shipping containers ... Georgetown County unveils package of pay raises, bonuses to keep employees ... Tax hike proposed to pay for new Georgetown County jail.
A mighty sailing ship built in Horry County traveled the world, but never returned home. This is the interesting story of the Henrietta, the largest ship ever built at Bucksport, S.C ... The ship’s masts had to be installed in Charleston, but the ship was too large for the shallow inlet in Georgetown.
McGowan returned from the marsh on Thursday evening last, where they had fine sport killing ducks and enjoying themselves immensely…A commission of charter has been issued to the Guendalos RiceCompany of Georgetown, the capital stock of which is $5,000... Shipping News – Arrived, Schooner AlicePendleton, January 8th.
The downtown Georgetown mill employed more than 1,500 workers in the 1970s... By TommyHowardSpecial to Georgetown Times. Under the recent reopening, Liberty is not producing steel at the Georgetown site but is turning large blocks of steel shipped from a sister plant in Illinois into wire rods used in tires and bridge cables ... Georgetown Times.
Georgetown @ Connecticut... Georgetown 6-10; Connecticut 13-4What to Know. The Georgetown Hoyas are 1-3 against the #20 Connecticut Huskies since January of 2016, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Tuesday. Georgetown and the Huskies will face off in a Big East battle at 8.30 p.m ... Georgetown is now 6-10 while UConn sits at 13-4.
Who's Playing. DePaul @ Villanova. CurrentRecords. DePaul 10-8; Villanova 14-5What to Know ... ET at Finneran Pavilion. The Wildcats should still be riding high after a win, while the BlueDemons will be looking to right the ship. Villanova strolled past the GeorgetownHoyas with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the matchup 85-74 ... How To Watch ... No.
Who's Playing. DePaul @ Villanova. CurrentRecords... Villanova should still be riding high after a victory, while DePaul will be looking to right the ship. While not quite a landslide, the contest between Villanova and the GeorgetownHoyas this past Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as Villanova wrapped it up with an 85-74 win on the road ... When ... .