Landmark buildings and other stately reminders of Georgetown's earlier days have been preserved for history, including The Brick Hotel on The Circle, the red brick, Greek revival Sussex County Courthouse built in 1839, the original Old Courthouse, the Historic Georgetown Train Station, St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge. Georgetown is also home to a diverse business landscape with a robust Hispanic community contributing to the town's rich flavor. The comingling of business traditions in the retail, service and restaurant trades makes Georgetown even more significant in today's multicultural society. Strong leadership from the business community and town government keeps Georgetown relevant and competitive. Georgetown's affordable real estate, commitment to managed growth and development, and numerous facilities of higher learning and medical service, make it an ideal destination for your commercial and residential needs. A grand history, an accommodating "near beach" location, a diverse community and a wealth of economic and academic opportunity position the Town of Georgetown for an even more promising future. Since its designation as the county seat in 1791 because of its more central location in southern Delaware, and as the name taken by "16 Mile Brewing Company" implies, Georgetown is only '16 miles from anywhere' in the county. So, with the resort beaches just a short drive away, Georgetown becomes a great place to live, work and play.