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Georgetown County Overview

A county in South Carolina, Georgetown County was established in 1769 and named for George III of the United Kingdom. The county seat, is also the largest community of Georgetown. As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,158. Georgetown County is a diverse county with four distinct areas: (1) The Atlantic coastline, also called Waccamaw Neck, including the communities of Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island and DeBordieu, is part of “The Grand Strand” (beach), which includes Myrtle Beach to the north. The Georgetown County part of the Grand Strand used to be rural but is exploding with development today. Condos line the shoreline at Litchfield, and many of the old cottages at Pawleys are being demolished for larger houses. DeBordieu is a gated community. (2) The riverfronts have had little recent development. Such properties were once used for rice plantations, using a rice variety brought from Africa. Today they are primarily wild areas, accessible only by boat. In some areas, the earthworks, such as dikes and water gates used for rice culture, still exist, as well as a few of the plantation houses. Litchfield Plantation has been redeveloped as a country inn; other properties have been developed as planned residential communities. Great blue herons, alligators, and an occasional bald eagle can be seen along the waterways. Fishing is a popular activity. (3) Georgetown is a small historic city founded in colonial times. It is a popular tourist area and a port for shrimp boats. Yachting “snowbirds” are often seen at the docks in spring and fall; these people follow the seasons along the Intracoastal waterway. (4) The inland rural areas are thinly populated. Some upland areas are good for agriculture or forestry. Several Carolina bays are thought to be craters from a meteor shower. These areas are rich in biodiversity. Carvers Bay, the largest, was extensively damaged by use as a practice bombing range by US military forces during World War II. Draining of the bay has further damaged its environment. With 221 square miles of water, the county is home to the Great PeeDee River, the Waccamaw River, Black River and the Sampit River. Each of the rivers eventually empty into the Winyah Bay. The Santee River lies at the southern end of the county and flows directly into the Atlanta Ocean. The county also has 814 square miles of land area and is adjacent to: Williamsburg to the west, Horry to the north, Berkeley and Charleston to the southwest. A portion of the nationally protected Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge lies within the county lines. A total of five zip codes are used by the county, the most populous of which is 29440.

Georgetown County Clerk Information

Alma White, Clerk of Court
401 Cleland Street, 1st Fl. Room 115
PO Box 479
(Parking very limited)
(843) 545-3215

Georgetown County Records

Susan Edwards, Assessor
129 Screven Street
Georgetown, S.C. 29440
(843) 545-3017

Assessments and values, tax exempt property, tax credits and exemptions:

Wanda Prevatte, Registrar of Deeds
Room 145, 129 Screven Street
Georgetown, S.C. 29440
(843) 545-3088

Land records, deeds, fee schedules, plats and surveys, maps, passports, tax liens, easements and condemnations:

Allison Sippel Peteet, Delinquent Tax Collector, Tax Collector and Treasurer
County Courthouse
129 Screven Street
Georgetown, S.C. 29440
(843) 545-3098

Past due tax information:

Pay property taxes:

Motor vehicle information:

Online forms and fee schedules:

Georgetown, SC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200960,704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,715
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009219
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009127
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009368
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009264
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009939
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009213
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,141
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009264
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,695
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,183
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009831
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009209
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200985
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200988
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200928,209

Georgetown Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 129 Screven St, Georgetown, SC 29442, United States
Phone: 843-545-3088

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