Small Towns: Georgetown

Here’s one from our series on small towns in the foothills, with some highlights from our visits.
old georgetown

Take a drive through the hills and into the pines to this little brick-laden Gold Rush town located on The Divide, a spot of land between the South and Middle Forks of the American River. At the Main Street Mercantile, a museum pays tribute to the area’s logging and mining past with replicas, photographs and other memorabilia. The mercantile also maintains room after room of goods old and new from more than 50 vendor booths. Admire the Old Georgetown mural next to the volunteer fire department station. See the work of local artists at Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery, sit down to a fried chicken dinner at Georgetown Hotel & Saloon (whiskey at the bar feels right), and don’t skip breakfast and a stiff coffee from the itty-bitty Corner Kitchen. Also, The Divide gastropub, with an interior like an old mining cave and featuring reclaimed wood from 2014’s King fire, serves massive burgers, ribs, mac and cheese and a darn good Reuben.

georgetown saloon
Georgetown Saloon