Georgetown is the third oldest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina and the county seatof Georgetown County, in the Lowcountry.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, South Carolina|
|City of Georgetown|
Location of Georgetown in
Georgetown is located at (33.367434, -79.293807).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km2), of which, 6.5 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) 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 landformand 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.