Georgetown is located on the banks of the Credit River apx 45 kms from Toronto. The first settler to the area was George Kennedy, a United Empire Loyalist who came to the area in 1823. George, the youngest brother, built a mill on Silver Creek in Hungry Hollow, between Guelph Street (Highway 7) and Main Street, and the town gradually grew around it. The river provided abundant water supply and mills soon sprang up along the Credit River. The 1840’s saw a new influx of settlers and soon a leather and shoe business and a papermaking business were flourishing. The Grand Trunk Railroad through Georgetown in the mid 1800’s confirmed Georgetown would be the centre of commerce and industry in the north Halton area. Today visitors to Georgetown will be amazed at the vibrant nature of this community.
Downtown Georgetown is the cultural centre for the town of Halton Hills, home of the George Elliot Theatre, a gallery with frequent exhibits by local and regional artists. The streets of Georgetown are reminiscent of a period in time long ago with their tree lined streets and architecturily unique buildings making this small town a favourite among movie makers and one of the most frequently filmed small towns in Ontario.