Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Georgetown (South Carolina)

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GEORGETOWN, a city of South Carolina, the county-seat of Georgetown co. It is on the Georgetown and Western railroad and on Winyah Bay. It has an excellent harbor and is a seaport of considerable imnortance. It is the center of an important agricultural region. There are steamship connections with New York, Baltimore, and other cities. Its industries include machine shops, foundries, chemical factories, saw-mills, etc. It has an important export trade in rice, turpentine, and lumber. The notable public buildings include a public library, a post office, and a custom house. Pop. (1910) 5,530; (1920) 4,579.