Georgetown County

Location: A coastal and inland South Carolina county, it is about 15 miles south of Myrtle Beach and 60 miles north of Charleston.

Population: 60,000, estimated by U.S. Census Bureau in 2005.

Land: 1,035 square miles (815 square miles of land; 220 of water)

Towns and cities: Andrews, Garden City Beach, Georgetown, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island/Litchfield.

Rivers: Greater Pee Dee, Waccamaw, Black, Sampit and Santee, which join to meet the ocean at Winyah Bay.

Seaport: City of Georgetown. Georgetown County and its county seat, Georgetown, were named for King George II of England. Spanish explorers are believed to have visited this coastal area in 1526, but no permanent settlement was established. English planters and their African slaves moved into the region in the early 18th century, building large rice and indigo plantations. The town of Georgetown, which was established around 1730, was a busy port serving the surrounding plantations. Georgetown District was first named in 1769, encompassing the parishes of Prince George, All Saints, and Prince Frederick. In the 1780s, the district was divided into four counties: Liberty (which became Marion District in 1800), Kingston (which became Horry District in 1801), Williamsburg (which became a separate district in 1804), and Winyah (which was renamed Georgetown in 1800). During the Revolutionary War, the troops of General Francis Marion often hid in the swamps of Georgetown County while waging guerrilla warfare against the British. Rice planting declined after the Civil War, and many of the old plantations became wildlife or hunting preserves. Many famous South Carolinians were residents of Georgetown County, including Thomas Lynch Jr. (1749-1779), a signer of the Declaration of Independence; artist Washington Allston (1779-1843); Theodosia Burr Alston (1783-1813), the daughter of Aaron Burr; Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), Congressman, secretary of war, and ambassador to Mexico, who introduced the poinsettia to the United States; and Joseph Haynes Rainey (1832-1887), the first African-American to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. Today, many visitors come for Georgetown County's history and a glimpse of a by-gone rice culture. Others find solace as they unwind with their families among the native live oaks and ocean dunes, whether they're swinging in a rope hammock on a cottage porch or swinging a golf club. From the sandy beaches, championship golf courses and nature-based activities to history and culture and world-class dining and shopping, Georgetown County has it all! (Compiled from www.statelibrary.sc.gov and www.visitgeorgetowncounty.com)

Schools

Georgetown County Board of Education

  • Jim Dumm, chairman
  • Richard Kerr
  • Sarah Elliott, secretary
  • Zelma Carr
  • Pat DeLeone
  • Sandra Johnson
  • Arthur Lance, Jr.
  • Elery Little
  • Dr. Randy Dozier, superintendent

District Office: 436-7000 
Website: www.gcsd.k12.sc.us 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Andrews Elementary School
13072 County Line Road Andrews, South Carolina 29510 
Brian Clark, Principal 
Phone: (843) 264 - 3419 
Fax: (843) 264 - 5511 

Brown's Ferry Elementary School
7292 Brown's Ferry Road Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Bethany Giles-Burgess, Principal 
Phone: (843) 527 - 1325 
Fax: (843) 546 - 2138 


Kensington Elementary School
86 Kensington Boulevard Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
Fedrick Cohens, Principal 
Phone: (843) 546 - 8511 
Fax: (843) 546 - 0605 

Maryville Elementary School
2125 Poplar Street Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
Stephanie Stuckey, Principal 
Phone: (843) 546 - 8423 
Fax: (843) 546 - 5038 

McDonald Elementary School
532 McDonald Road Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
Miriam Daniels, Principal 
Phone: (843) 527 - 3485 
Fax: (843) 546 - 8674 

Plantersville Elementary School
1668 Exodus Drive Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
Beverly Gardner Grate, Principal 
Phone: (843) 546 - 8453 
Fax: (843) 527 - 2869 

Pleasant Hill Elementary School
127 Schoolhouse Road Hemingway, South Carolina 29554 
Teddy Graham, Principal 
Phone: (843) 558 - 9417 
Fax: (843) 558 - 7017 

Sampit Elementary School
69 Woodland Avenue Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
sabrina Goff-Mack, Principal 
Phone: (843) 527 - 4411 
Fax: (843) 546 - 1226 

Waccamaw Elementary School
1364 Waverly Road Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 
Vervatine Reid, Principal 
Phone: (843) 237 - 4233 
Fax: (843) 237 - 2015

Waccamaw Intermediate School
320 Wildcat Way Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 
Timothy Carnahan, Principal 
Phone: (843) 237 - 7071 
Fax: (843) 237-7031 

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Carvers Bay Middle School
13000 Choppee Road Hemingway, South Carolina 29554 
Comeletia  Pyatt , Principal 
Phone: (843) 545 - 0918 
Fax: (843) 558 - 6937 

Georgetown Middle School
2400 Anthuan Maybank Drive Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
Rosemary Gray, Principal 
Phone: (843) 527 - 4495 
Fax: (843) 527 - 2290 

Rosemary Middle School
12804 County Line Road Andrews, South Carolina 29510 
Michael Caviris, Principal 
Phone: (843) 264 - 9780 
Fax: (843) 264 - 9787 

Waccamaw Middle School
247 Wildcat Way Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 
Jamie Curry, Principal 
Phone: (843) 237 - 0106 
Fax: (843) 237 - 0237 

HIGH SCHOOLS

Andrews High School
12890 County Line Road Andrews, South Carolina 29510 
Michelle Greene, Principal 
Phone: (843) 264 - 3414 
Fax: (843) 264 - 3326 

Carvers Bay High School
13002 Choppee Road Hemingway, South Carolina 29554 
Richard Neal, Principal 
Phone: (843) 545 - 5837 
Fax: (843) 558 - 6927 

Georgetown High School
2500 Anthuan Maybank Drive Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
Craig Evans, Principal 
Phone: (843) 546 - 8516 
Fax: (843) 546 - 8521 

Waccamaw High School
2412 Kings River Road Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585 
David Hammel, Principal 
Phone: (843) 237 - 9899 
Fax: (843) 237 - 9883 

VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS

Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Georgetown Campus
4003 South Fraser Street Georgetown, SC 29440 (843) 546 - 8406 
843) 520 - 1400 

Howard Adult Center & Optional School
500 South Kaminski Street Georgetown, South Carolina 29440 
 Jim Ferdon, Principal
Phone: (843) 546 - 0219 
Fax: (843) 527 - 0236 
Phone: (843) 546 - 2770 
Fax: (843) 527 - 7731

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Coastal Montessori
247 Wildcat Way
Pawleys Island, SC 29585 
Phone: (843) 235 - 0413
Fax: (843) 235 - 0418 

Georgetown School of Arts & Science
1200 Highmarket Street 
Georgetown, SC 29440
Phone: (843) 213 - 8011 
Fax: (843) 520 - 4944 


COLLEGES / UNIVERSITIES
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954 Conway, SC 29528-6054 
(843) 347 - 3161 
www.coastal.edu

Local Government

Georgetown County Government
843-545-3063
www.georgetowncountysc.org
129 Screven St. P.O. Box 421270 Georgetown, SC 29442
County Council meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
Meetings are held in County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Georgetown County Courthouse.

Andrews Town Hall 
843-264-8666
www.townofandrews.org
101 N. Morgan Ave. Andrews, SC 29510Council: Council meets the third Thursday of the month. 

Georgetown City Hall 
843-545-4000 
www.cityofgeorgetownsc.com 
120 N. Fraser St. P.O. Drawer 939 Georgetown, SC 29442 

Council: Holds many special meetings during the year. 

Murrells Inlet 
2007 357-2007
www.murrellsinletsc.com 
P.O. Box 1357 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 
Not a governmental body 

Pawleys Island Town Hall
843-237-1698
www.townofpawleysisland.com
321 Myrtle Ave. P.O. Box 1818 Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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