Monday, May 20, 2013

Georgetown Creek

Georgetown Creek
Georgetown Creek begins just southeast of Georgetown Indiana. It continues through the town, turning north on the west side of town emptying into Indian Creek northwest of Georgetown. Residents changed the original name, Burton's Branch, to Whiskey Run because of the many stills that operated along its banks. Residents later changed the name again to Georgetown Creek. The first settler into what later became Georgetown, Patrick Shields, built a water powered sawmill along its banks in 1805. The town grew up along the banks of the stream.

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