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Georgetown, South Carolina
Image:City of Georgetown South Carolina seal.gif
Seal
Location of Georgetown inSouth Carolina
Location of Georgetown in
South Carolina
Coordinates: 34°22′3″N, 79°17′38″W
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Georgetown
Government
 - Mayor Lynn Wood Wilson
Area
 - City 7.2 sq mi (18.6 km²)
 - Land 6.5 sq mi (16.9 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 8,950
 - Density 1,368.5/sq mi (528.4/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Website: www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com

Georgetown is the third oldest city in South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Great Pee Dee River, Waccamaw River, and Sampit River, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias SC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The political units and divisions of the United States include: the fifty states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipalities, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... This is a list of the counties of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Shad Fishing in February Pee Dee River, Yauhanna, South Carolina The Pee Dee River, also known as the Great Pee Dee River, is a river in South Carolina. ... The Waccamaw River is a river, approximately 140 mi (225 km) long, in southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina in the United States. ... The Sampit River begins in a swampy area of western Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA. It flows in an easterly direction to Winyah Bay at Georgetown. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ...

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Geography

Georgetown is located at 33°22′3″N, 79°17′38″W (33.367434, -79.293807)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 km² (7.2 mi²). 16.9 km² (6.5 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (8.79%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Winyah Bay was formed from a Submergent or drowned coastline, ie. the original rivers had a lower base line, 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 be due to melting of glacial ice at the end of the ice age. In earth science a submergent coastline is a coastline which has experienced a rise in sea level, either due to a global sea level change, or local subsidence. ... Río Peralonso - El Zulia (Norte de Santander), Colombia River Gambia flowing through Niokolokoba National Park Nevėžis River in Lithuania A river is a natural waterway usually formed by water derived from either precipitation or glacial meltwater, and flows from higher ground to lower ground. ... In typography and penmanship, the baseline is the line upon which most letters sit and under which descenders extend. ... A landform comprises a geomorphological unit. ... A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity and undergoes internal deformation. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ...


Demographics

Shrimp boats in Georgetown Harbor
Shrimp boats in Georgetown Harbor

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,950 people, 3,411 households, and 2,305 families residing in the city. The population density was 528.4/km² (1,368.1/mi²). There were 3,856 housing units at an average density of 227.6/km² (589.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.03% African American, 40.99% White, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.84% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. Georgetown harbor Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 03:43, Nov 9, 2004 (UTC) ( ) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

Looking at Georgetown from the point in East Bay Park
Looking at Georgetown from the point in East Bay Park

There were 3,411 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.0% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.14. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3600 KB) Georgetown, SC taken about 6:00 PM on July 25, 2006 by Barton Freeman. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (3264x2448, 3600 KB) Georgetown, SC taken about 6:00 PM on July 25, 2006 by Barton Freeman. ... “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 81.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,424, and the median income for a family was $34,747. Males had a median income of $27,545 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,568. About 19.9% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.9% of those under age 18 and 16.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

Most of the older neighborhoods have Live oaks overarching the streets, such as these on East Bay Street
Most of the older neighborhoods have Live oaks overarching the streets, such as these on East Bay Street

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2200x1467, 2759 KB) Summary Most of the older neighborhoods have Live oaks overarching the streets, such as these on East Bay Street. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2200x1467, 2759 KB) Summary Most of the older neighborhoods have Live oaks overarching the streets, such as these on East Bay Street. ... Binomial name Quercus virginiana Mill. ...

Government

The city is run by an elected Mayor-council government system. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ...


Mayor

Lynn Wood Wilson


History

Georgetown, South Carolina occupies a unique place in American history. In fact, some historians claim that American history began here in 1526 with the earliest settlement in North America by Europeans with African slaves. It is believed that in that year the Spanish, under Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón, founded a colony on Waccamaw Neck called San Miguel de Guadalupe. For multiple reasons, the colony failed including a likely fever epidemic and a revolt of African slaves who went to live with the Cofitachiqui Indians in the area. Having failed as farmers, the surviving Spanish sailed to the Spice Islands of the Caribbean on a ship built from local cypress and oak trees. Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón (1475? - 1526) Spanish explorer A licentiate and sugar planter on Hispaniola, Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón commanded six vessels with 500 colonists, supplies and livestock, sailing from Santo Domingo in mid-July, 1526. ... Waccamaw Neck is a long narrow peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Waccamaw River in Georgetown County, South Carolina The neck was formed by beach erosion and deposition by currents and wave action that continuously move sand southwestward along the coast. ... Spice Islands most commonly refers to the Maluku Islands (formerly the Moluccas), which lie on the equator, between Sulawesi (Celebes) and New Guinea in what is now Indonesia. ... West Indian redirects here. ... Genera Actinostrobus Athrotaxis Austrocedrus Callitris - Cypress-pine Callitropsis - Cypress * (Cupressus) Calocedrus - Incense-cedar Chamaecyparis - Cypress Cryptomeria - Sugi Cunninghamia - Cunninghamia Cupressus - Cypress Diselma - Diselma Fitzroya - Alerce Fokienia - Fujian Cypress Glyptostrobus - Chinese Swamp Cypress Juniperus - Juniper Libocedrus Metasequoia - Dawn Redwood Microbiota - Microbiota Neocallitropsis Papuacedrus * (Libocedrus) Pilgerodendron * (Libocedrus) Platycladus - Chinese Arborvitae Sequoia - Coast... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ...


After settling Charles Town in 1670, the English established trade with the Indians and the trading posts in the outlying areas quickly became settlements. Location of Charles Town in West Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State West Virginia County Jefferson Mayor Peggy Smith Area    - City 3. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ...


By 1721, the petition for a new parish, Prince George, Winyah, on Black River was granted. In 1734, Prince George, Winyah was divided and the newly created Prince Frederick Parish came to occupy the church at Black River. Prince George Parish, Winyah then encompassed the new town of Georgetown on the Sampit River. Black River is a common name for streams and communities around the world, as well as the Spanish and Portuguese translation for Rio Negro. ... The Sampit River begins in a swampy area of western Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA. It flows in an easterly direction to Winyah Bay at Georgetown. ...


In 1729, Elisha Screven laid the plan for Georgetown and developed the city in a four-by-eight block grid. Referred to as the “Historic District”, the original grid city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still bears the original street names, lot numbers, and many of the original homes. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


The Indian trade declined soon after Georgetown was established and indigo became the cash crop with rice as a secondary crop. Agricultural profits were so great between 1735-1775 that in 1757 the Winyah Indigo Society, whose members paid dues in indigo, opened and maintained the first public school between Charles Town and Wilmington. Indigo (or spectral indigo) is the color on the spectrum between 440 and 420 nanometres in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa The planting of rice is often a labour-intensive process Terrace of rice paddies in Yunnan Province, southern China. ... A public school, has two distinct meanings: elementary or secondary school supported and administered by state and local officials or in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, a private boarding school, generally not coeducational, that prepares students for the university. ... Location of Charles Town in West Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State West Virginia County Jefferson Mayor Peggy Smith Area    - City 3. ... Wilmington is the name of several places in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and Australia: // USA Wilmington, California Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington Manor, Delaware Wilmington Island, Georgia Wilmington, Greene County, Illinois South Wilmington, Illinois Wilmington, Massachusetts Wilmington Township, Minnesota Wilmington, New York Wilmington, North Carolina Wilmington, Ohio Wilmington Township...


When the American Revolution erupted, Georgetown played a large part by sending both Thomas Lynch, Sr. and Thomas Lynch, Jr. to sign the Declaration of Independence. Later in the war, Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Georgetown from France to help the Colonists in the war against England. During the final years of the conflict, Georgetown was the important port for supplying General Nathanael Greene's army. Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) led many guerrilla actions in this vicinity. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that... Thomas Lynch, Jr. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757 – May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Charles Willson Peale painted a portrait of General Greene from life in 1783, which was then copied several times by C.W. Peale and his son, Rembrandt Peale. ... Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox) Francis Marion (February 26, 1732–February 27, 1795) was a lieutenant colonel in the Continental Army and later Brigadier General in the South Carolina Militia during the American Revolutionary War. ... Guerilla may refer to Guerrilla warfare. ...


Following the American Revolution, rice became the staple crop. It required the low land along the rivers for cultivation and thus the rice plantations were established around Georgetown on its six rivers. By 1840, the Georgetown District (later County) produced nearly one-half of the total rice crop of the United States. This wealth produced an aristocratic way of living featuring lovely homes, elegant furniture, gracious hospitality and a leisurely lifestyle for a selected few that lasted until 1860. Many of these plantations are still standing today, including Mansfield Plantation on the banks of the Black River (South Carolina). Aristocracy is a form of government in which rulership is in the hands of an upper class known as aristocrats. ... The Avenue of Oaks approach to Mansfield Plantation, Georgetown, SC. Established in 1718 on the banks of the Black River (South Carolina) in historic Georgetown, South Carolina, Mansfield Plantation is widely recognized as one of the most well-preserved antebellum rice plantations in the United States. ... The Black River originates at the conjunction of several minor swamps just to the south of the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, flowing southeasterly on the coastal plain of South Carolina to empty into the Pee Dee River north of Georgetown, South Carolina. ...


Georgetown and Georgetown County suffered terribly during Reconstruction (1865-1876). The rice crops of 1866-88 were failures due to disrupted labor patterns, lack of capital and inclement weather. Rice continued to be grown commercially until about 1910, but never on the scale or with the profits attained before 1860. Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... // Reconstruction was the process in U.S. history that attempted to resolve the issues of the American Civil War when both the Confederacy and slavery were destroyed. ...


After reconstruction ended, Georgetown turned to wood products for its economic survival and by 1900 there were several lumber mills in operation on the Sampit River. The largest was the Atlantic Coast Lumber Company which provided a much needed boost to the local economy. The Sampit River begins in a swampy area of western Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA. It flows in an easterly direction to Winyah Bay at Georgetown. ... The company was formed in 1899 when the potential value of the vast amounts of standing timber in the Pee Dee River watershed was discovered by a group of Northern lumbermen. ...


As the twentieth century dawned, Georgetown, under the leadership of Mayor William Doyle Morgan, modernized. The city added electricity, telephone service, sewer facilities, rail connections, some paved streets and sidewalks, new banks, a thriving port, a new public school and a handsome Post Office and Customs House building.


Like most cities, Georgetown suffered great economic deprivation during the Great Depression. The Atlantic Coast Lumber Company went bankrupt early in the depression, putting almost everyone out of work. In 1936 help arrived. In that year the Southern Kraft Division of the International Paper Company opened a mill which by 1944 was the largest in the world. The Great Depression was a time of economic downturn, which started after the Stock Market Crash on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. ... International Paper (NYSE: IP) is an American pulp and paper company, the largest pulp and paper company in the world and the largest private owner of timberland in the United States. ...


In recent years, the economy has become more diversified. A steel mill has located here, tourism has become a booming business and many retirees have chosen to settle here in this area of lovely beaches, plantations developed as communities, and pleasant climate.


Georgetown has featured the visitation of many prominent people throughout the nearly 277 years of cities existence. George Washington visited Clifton Plantation and addressed the townspeople in 1791. President James Monroe was entertained in 1821 at Prospect Hill (now Arcadia) on Waccamaw with a real red carpet rolled out to the river. Theodosia Burr made her home at the Oaks Plantation (now part of Brookgreen Gardens) after her marriage to Joseph Alston in 1801 and departed from Georgetown on her ill-fated voyage in 1812. Brookgreen was also the boyhood home of one of America's most famous painters, Washington Allston. Joel R. Poinsett lived at White House Plantation on the Black River. After retiring from government service, Poinsett entertained President Martin Van Buren at his home. President Grover Cleveland, as guest of the Annandale Gun Club, came for duck hunting and was feted by the citizens in 1894 and 1896. Bernard Baruch, America's elder statesman, entertained many notables at Hobcaw Barony, his home for many years. Among those were President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, General Mark Clark and General Omar Bradley. George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first president of the United States under the U.S. Constitution. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), and the fourth Virginian to hold the office. ... Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. ... Joseph Alston (1779 – September 19, 1816) was a Democratic-Republican Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814. ... Washington Allston (November 5, 1779 - July 9, 1843) was a U.S. poet and influential painter, born in Waccamaw, South Carolina. ... Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851) Official Department of Defense portrait, artist unknown. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862), nicknamed Old Kinderhook, was the 8th President of the United States from 1837 to 1841. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Stephen Grover Cleveland (March 18, 1837 – June 24, 1908) was the 22nd (1885–1889) and 24th (1893–1897) President of the United States, and the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms. ... Bernard Mannes Baruch (August 19, 1870–June 20, 1965) was an American financier, stock market speculator, statesman, and presidential adviser. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... FDR redirects here. ... Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (Can) (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was an English statesman, soldier, and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the Second World War. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Mark Clark was a member of the Black Panther Party killed with Fred Hampton in an infamous police raid in 1969 Chicago. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Omar Nelson Bradley (February 12, 1893 – April 8, 1981) was one of the main U.S. Army field commanders in North Africa and Europe during World War II and a General of the Army of the United States Army. ...


Today, the Historic District of Georgetown contains more than fifty homes, public buildings and sites which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Cities

Charleston | Columbia | North Charleston | Rock Hill | Camden | Mount Pleasant | Myrtle Beach | Greenville | Georgetown | Goose Creek | Sumter | Aiken | Spartanburg | Orangeburg | North Myrtle Beach | Florence | Anderson | Greenwood List of cities in South Carolina, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Big Friendly, The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington Government  - Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area  - City  133. ... North Charleston is a city located in South Carolina. ... Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina and a satellite city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Camden is a city located in Kershaw County, South Carolina. ... Mount Pleasant is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. ... Myrtle Beach is a city in Horry County, South Carolina, United States. ... For other places with the same name, see Greenville. ... Goose Creek is a city located in Berkeley County, South Carolina. ... Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... Aiken is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina and is part of the CSRA. The population was 25,337 at the 2000 census. ... Spartanburg is a city in and the county seat of Spartanburg CountyGR6 in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America, and is the second largest city of the three primary cities in the Upstate region. ... Downtown Orangeburg, South Carolina downtown Orangeburg Orangeburg City Hall/Stevenson Municipal Auditorium Orangeburg, also known as The Garden City, is a city located in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. ... North Myrtle Beach is a city located in Horry County, South Carolina. ... This article is about a city in the US state of South Carolina. ... Anderson is a city located in Anderson County, South Carolina. ... Greenwood is a city in Greenwood County, South Carolina, in the United States. ...

Towns

Greer | Darlington | Lancaster | Irmo | Dillon | Hardeeville | Saluda | North Augusta | Awendaw | Conway | Moncks Corner | Clinton | Gaffney | Walterboro | Murrells Inlet | Summerville | Newberry | Chester | Clemson | Hartsville | Beaufort | Hilton Head Island | Union | Marion | Cheraw List of towns in South Carolina, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Greer is a suburb of Greenville and Spartanburg located in Greenville and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina. ... Darlington is a city in Darlington County, in northeastern South Carolina. ... Lancaster is a city located in Lancaster County, South Carolina. ... Irmo is a small town or municipality located 12 miles outside of Columbia, South Carolina. ... Dillon is a city in Dillon County, South Carolina, United States. ... Hardeeville is a city located in Jasper County, South Carolina. ... Saluda is a town located in Saluda County, South Carolina. ... North Augusta is a city located in Aiken County, South Carolina on the north bank of the Savannah River. ... Location of Awendaw in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Charleston Mayor William H. Alston Area    - City 21. ... Location of Conway in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Horry Mayor Gregory K. Martin Area    - City 34. ... Moncks Corner is the county seat of Berkeley County, South Carolina. ... Clinton is a city located in Laurens County, South Carolina. ... Gaffney is a city in Cherokee County, South Carolina, United States. ... Walterboro is a city located in Colleton County, South Carolina. ... Murrells Inlet is a census-designated place located in Georgetown County, South Carolina. ... Summerville is a city, technically, but calls itself a town and is in Dorchester County, South Carolina, United States. ... Newberry is a town in Newberry County, South Carolina, 43 miles (69 km) west -northwest of Columbia. ... Chester is a city in Chester County, South Carolina, United States. ... Clemson is a city located in South Carolina, a state of the United States of America. ... Hartsville is a city in Darlington County, South Carolina, United States. ... Beaufort is a city located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA and situated on the Beaufort River. ... Location of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State South Carolina County Beaufort County Incorporated (town) 1983 Government  - Mayor Tom Peeples  - Town manager Steve Riley  - Fire chief Tom Fieldstead Area  - Town  55. ... Union is a city located in Union County, South Carolina. ... Marion is a city located in Marion County, South Carolina. ... Historic Town Hall in downtown Cheraw. ...

Rivers

Santee River | Savannah River | Pee Dee River | Edisto River | Cooper River | Waccamaw River | Catawba River | Black River | Coosawhatchie River | Congaree River | Reedy River | Enoree River | Stono River | Tugaloo River | Broad River | Wando River This is a list of rivers in the U.S. state of South Carolina: Ashepoo River Ashley River Big Black Creek Black River Broad River (2 - Beaufort Co. ... The Santee River is a river in South Carolina in the United States, approximately 143 mi (230 km long). ... For the Department of Energy facility, see Savannah River Site The Savannah River is a major river in the southeastern United States, forming most of the border between the states of South Carolina and Georgia. ... Shad Fishing in February Pee Dee River, Yauhanna, South Carolina The Pee Dee River, also known as the Great Pee Dee River, is a river in South Carolina. ... The Edisto River is the longest completely undammed / unleveed blackwater river in North America, flowing 206 meandering miles from its source in Saluda County, to its Atlantic Ocean mouth at Edisto Beach, SC. It rises in two main tributaries (North Fork & South Fork) from springs under the Sand Hills region... The Cooper River is a river in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... The Waccamaw River is a river, approximately 140 mi (225 km) long, in southeastern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina in the United States. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... The Black River originates at the conjunction of several minor swamps just to the south of the city of Bishopville, South Carolina, flowing southeasterly on the coastal plain of South Carolina to empty into the Pee Dee River north of Georgetown, South Carolina. ... The Coosawhatchie River originates near the Towns of Allendale and Fairfax and accepts drainage from Swallow Savanna, Harters Pond, Little Duck Branch, Duck Branch, Beech Branch (LevyBay), Blood Hill Creek, and Cedar Branch. ... Congaree River at the fall line, Columbia, South Carolina The Congaree River is a short but wide river in South Carolina in the United States. ... The Reedy River is a tributary of the Saluda River, about 65 mi (105 km) long, in northwestern South Carolina in the United States. ... The Enoree River is a tributary of the Broad River, 85 mi (137 km) long, in northwestern South Carolina in the United States [1]. Via the Broad and Congaree Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Santee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean [2]. The Enoree rises... The Stono River is a tidal channel in Southeast South Carolina, Southwest of Charleston. ... The Tugaloo River (originally Tugalo River) is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. ... The Broad River is a tidal channel, in Beaufort and Jasper County, South Carolina. ... The Wando River is a tidewater river in the coastal area of South Carolina. ...

Attractions

Myrtle Beach Pavilion | Carowinds | Brookgreen Gardens | South of The Border | Darlington Raceway | Congaree National Park | Cypress Gardens | Hard Rock Park | Broadway at the Beach | Coastal Grand Mall | Fort Sumter | Fort Moultrie | Cooper River Bridge A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... The Myrtle Beach Pavilion was an amusement park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Carowinds is a 105 acre theme park, located on the borderline between North and South Carolina, in Charlotte and Fort Mill, respectively. ... Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. ... South of the Borders Sombrero Tower is one of its trademark attractions. ... Darlington Raceway during the 2006 Dodge Charger 500. ... Located in South Carolina, the 34 mi² (89 km²) Congaree National Park is the largest tract of old growth bottomland hardwood forest left in the United States but one of the smallest national parks. ... Cypress Gardens (163 acres) are commercial nature preserves and gardens located at 3030 Cypress Garden Road, Moncks Corner, South Carolina. ... Hard Rock Park will be 140 acre rock n roll theme park located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ... Broadway at the Beach is Myrtle Beachs premier entertainment destination. ... Coastal Grand Mall is Myrtle Beachs newest shopping center. ... Fort Sumter, located in Charleston, South Carolina, was named after General Thomas Sumter. ... Fort Moultrie is the name of a series of forts on Sullivans Island, South Carolina, built to protect the city of Charleston, South Carolina. ... The Cooper River Bridges entering Charleston, South Carolina. ...

Interstates

Interstate 20 | Interstate 20 Bus. | Interstate 26 | Interstate 126 | Interstate 526 | Interstate 73 | Interstate 74 | Interstate 174 | Interstate 77 | Interstate 85 | Interstate 85 Bus. | Interstate 185 | Interstate 385 | Interstate 585 | Interstate 95 South Carolina State Highway 2 South Carolina State Highway 3 South Carolina State Highway 4 South Carolina State Highway 5 South Carolina State Highway 6 South Carolina State Highway 7 South Carolina State Highway 8 South Carolina State Highway 9 South Carolina State Highway 10 South Carolina State Highway 11... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Business Spur Interstate 20 is a spur route that acts as a brief extension of Interstate 20 from its eastern terminus at the interchange with Interstate 95 in Florence, South Carolina. ... Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. ... Interstate 126 is a spur route of Interstate 26, near Columbia, South Carolina. ... Interstate 526 (abbreviated I-526) or the Mark Clark Expressway is an unfinshed beltway Interstate Highway of Interstate 26 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. It forms a 19. ... Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Interstate 174 (abbreviated I-174) is a proposed 3-digit interstate highway route in Horry County, South Carolina that will connect Future Interstate 74 (SC 31 - Carolina Bays Parkway) to North Myrtle Beach near Main Street. ... Interstate 77 (abbreviated I-77) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Interstate 85 Business is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System and a freeway, running along the old route of Interstate 85 through Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. ... Interstate 185 is located in the city of Greenville, South Carolina. ... Interstate 385 (abbreviated I-385) is an interstate highway located in The Upstate region of South Carolina. ... Interstate 585 (abbreviated I-585) stretches from an Interstate 85 Business loop to Spartanburg, South Carolina. ... Interstate 95 is a major interstate highway, running along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine. ...

Counties

Abbeville | Aiken | Allendale | Anderson | Bamberg | Barnwell | Beaufort | Berkeley | Calhoun | Charleston | Cherokee | Chester | Chesterfield | Clarendon | Colleton | Darlington | Dillon | Dorchester | Edgefield | Fairfield | Florence | Georgetown | Greenville | Greenwood | Hampton | Horry | Jasper | Kershaw | Lancaster | Laurens | Lee | Lexington | Marion | Marlboro | McCormick | Newberry | Oconee | Orangeburg | Pickens | Richland | Saluda | Spartanburg | Sumter | Union | Williamsburg | York List of South Carolina counties Categories: Lists of U.S. counties | South Carolina counties ... Abbeville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Aiken County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Allendale County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Bamberg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Barnwell County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Beaufort County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Berkeley County is a county in the state of South Carolina. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Charleston County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Chesterfield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Clarendon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Colleton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Darlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Dillon County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Dorchester County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Edgefield County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Florence County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Georgetown County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Greenwood County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Hampton County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Horry County (pronounced ORR-EEE; IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Kershaw County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lancaster County, South Carolina - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Laurens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Lexington County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Marlboro County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... McCormick County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Newberry County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Oconee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Orangeburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Pickens County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ... Saluda County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Spartanburg County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Sumter County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Union County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Location in the state of South Carolina Formed 1871 Seat Kingstree Area  - Total  - Water 2,427 km² (937 mi²) 8 km² (3 mi²) 0. ... York County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. ...


 
 

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