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Georgia is divided into 159 counties. Under the Georgia Constitution, Counties are granted home rule to deal with issues that are local in nature. Four consolidated city-Counties — Athens (Clarke County), Augusta (Richmond County), Columbus (Muscogee County), and Cusseta (Chattahoochee County) — exist.

Georgia has the second-highest number of Counties of any state in the United States, behind Texas (254). A few Georgia Counties have changed names over time. Jasper County was originally known as Randolph County. Later, the current Randolph County came into being. Webster County was once known as Kinchafoonee County, and Bartow County was formerly known as Cass County.
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Glynn County, Georgia

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Glynn County is a county located in the state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,626. The county seat is Brunswick. Glynn County is part of the Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Glynn County Name

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.


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Glynn County History

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. To commemorate this impressive feat, a 23-foot replica of the Liberty Ship is now in Mary Ross Waterfront Park in Brunswick. was installed at the foot of the F.J. Torras Causeway in 1991.

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.

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.


According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 420 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 165 square miles (430 km2) (28.3%) is water. Glynn is in the Altamaha River basin and the Satilla River basin.

Neighboring Counties:

  • Northeast: McIntosh County
  • Southeast: North Atlantic Ocean
  • South: Camden County
  • West: Brantley County
  • Northwest: Wayne County


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