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:: Glynn County ::

Community Profile

County Formed February 5, 1777
County Seat Brunswick
Incorporated Cities Brunswick
Total Area 586.070496 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 67668 to its current population estimate of 82175, the county has experienced a growth change of 14507.

Glynn County, on the Atlantic coast south of the Altamaha River, is one of Georgia's original eight counties. The county was created in 1777 from 423 square miles of land formerly held by Creek Indians. Glynn County is named for John Glynn, a member of the British Parliament and a friend of the colonies who once held the position of Sergeant of London.

Brunswick is the county's only municipality and serves as the county seat. Brunswick was named in honor of England's King George III, who was of the House of Brunswick.

Brunswick was among the fifteen cities that built Liberty Ships during World War II. In response to German U-Boat threats to shipping lanes, construction of Liberty Ships, a larger, stronger cargo vessel, was begun at the J.A. Jones Construction Company Shipyards. The shipyards built 99 Liberty Ships during the war.

Points of Interest

Glynn County's coastal location is a recreational haven for residents and visitors alike. The county features 207 holes of golf, as well as beautiful beaches on the four coastal islands.

The Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation is a state-run park that is a classic example of a working rice plantation from around 1807.

A 23-foot replica of the Liberty Ship, built by the J.A. Jones Construction Company, is now in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. It was installed at the foot of the F.J. Torras Causeway in 1991.

Notable Citizens

Several famous individuals are from Glynn County. They include author Bill Diehl, tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds, noted architect William Portman, and PGA golfer Davis Love, III.

Higher Education

Coastal Georgia Community College

Annual Events

Glynn County is home to several annual festivals and cultural events. Brunswick hosts an Old Town Tour of Homes in April, a King Fish Tournament in June, and the Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet every Mother's Day. Jekyll Island features an Art Festival in M

Chamber of Commerce
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State of Georgia

St. Simons Lighthouse

Christ Church, St. Simons Island

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