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The City of Georgetown is a community of 3,363 residents located in east central Illinois.  Ten miles South of I-74 on IL Rt. 1, the city is surrounded by fertile farmland with the Little Vermilion River forming the southern boundary.

Georgetown was established in 1826 and was platted by James Haworth with the length of a grapevine, although the first home was established in 1820 by Henry Johnson. The town may have been named after George Beckwith, since Danville had been named after Dan Beckwith; another possibility is that it was named after James Haworth's son George. The first post office was established in 1828.

The Paris and Danville Railroad was built in 1871, and the "Interurban" started carrying passengers between Georgetown and Danville sometime after 1900.

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