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Georgetown

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Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seat of Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 9,163. Located on Winyah Bay at the confluence of the Black, Great Pee Dee, Waccamaw, and Sampit rivers, Georgetown is the second largest seaport in South Carolina, handling over 960,000 tons of materials a year. Georgetown is also the birthplace of Former First Lady Michelle Obama's grandfather, Fraser Robinson. Many of Michelle Obama's relatives still reside in Georgtown.GeographyGeorgetown is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.5km2, of which 17.9km2 are land and 1.6km2, or 8.06%, is water.Winyah Bay was formed from a submergent or drowned coastline. The original rivers had a lower baseline, but either the ocean rose or the land sank, flooding the river valleys and making a good location for a harbor.U.S. Routes 17, 17A, 521, and 701 meet in the center of Georgetown. US 17 leads southwest to Charleston and northeast to Myrtle Beach, US 701 leads north to Conway, US 521 leads northwest to Sumter, and US 17A leads west to Jamestown.
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Hopsewee Plantation
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Historic Sites in Georgetown

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Hobcaw Barony
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Kaminski House Museum
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Battery White
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Georgetown County Museum
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The South Carolina Maritime Museum
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Wildlife Area
Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center
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Museums in Georgetown

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Gullah Museum
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Wildlife in Georgetown

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Wildlife Area
Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
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