I'm So Georgetown

Jan. 16, 2021

Photograph showing the Town Clock on Front Street. A fire in 1841 destroyed most of the buildings in the 600 block of Front Street and the wooden structure that served as the market, was torn down to serve as a fire break. The brick building we know today, was rebuilt and the clock tower was added by 1857. The building has served as a market, City Hall, Police Station and more recently, as part of the Rice Museum.by Connie Jayroe-Owens

Jan. 16, 2021

An early view of Prince Street, with the c.1824 Courthouse on the left. Across the street is a building that still stands but has been greatly altered. Built c.1735, the building was believed to have been an early banking house (18th century), The Winyah Inn (1902), home to the Georgetown Rifle Guards (1908) and the Winyah Masonic Lodge (1914). In 2005, it was home to the Georgetown County Museum before they relocated to a newer building on Broad Street. Today the building remains in private ownership. by Connie Jayroe-Owens

Dec. 14, 2020

With the cooler temps and rainy days, we can't help but dream of a white Christmas! Snowball fights, snowmen, and hot cocoa sound pretty good to us here in the lowcountry. by Connie Jayroe-Owens

Dec. 10, 2020

1977. Running onto the football field with the Winyah Gators on a Friday Night. by Woodie Chavis

Dec. 4, 2020

This postcard from 1921 shows the North Island Lighthouse, also known as the Georgetown Lighthouse and it is located on the southern end of North Island near Winyah Bay's entrance. The lighthouse was built in 1811 and was the only structure to survive the Hurricane of 1822, which wiped out most other structures in the area! by Connie Jayroe-Owens