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Georgia is divided into one hundred and fifty-nine counties. The original eight counties of the State of Georgia were Burke, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Richmond and Wilkes all created on February 5, 1777. The last new county to be established in Georgia was Peach County, established in 1924.

Glynn County, Georgia

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Glynn County is a county located in the state of Georgia. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 79,626. Glynn County was created on February 5, 1777 from St David and St Patrick Parishes. The county seat is Brunswick. The county is named in honor of John Glynn (1722- 1779), British Member of Parliament and Sergeant of London, who was sympathetic with the cause of American independence.

Glynn County is part of the Brunswick, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Glynn County Name

The 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.


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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.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the 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 county is located in southeast Georgia. The county is in the Altamaha River basin and the Satilla River basin.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

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


Higher Education

Coastal Georgia Community College

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