It began as a small Dutch village in the 17th Century, but was captured by the British in 1781. It was then colonized and made the area's capital by the French in 1782.
Today, Georgetown is known for its colorful buildings, breezy atmosphere, beaches, low cost of living, and lush gardens and parks.
People Born in Georgetown
Georgetown in People's Lives
Gerald Durrell: I traveled here in 1950 on a wildlife collecting expedition. At the time, the country was British Guiana.