Place:Brantley, Georgia, United States

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Brantley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the 'Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area' which encompasses all of Brantley, Glynn, and McIntosh counties. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,411. The county seat is Nahunta.

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History

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Georgia voters passed a state constitutional amendment on November 2, 1920, to form Brantley County from pieces of Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne counties. The younger Brantley served as a state representative, state senator, and eight-term United States representative.

Since the Okefenokee Swamp is to the south and west of the county, passage through Brantley County was essential to the railroads running from the coast through the southern part of the state.

Fort McIntosh was built in the early years of the American Revolutionary War to protect the extensive herds of cattle. It was placed under siege from Tories in 1777 and eventually surrendered.

Fort Mudge was built in the county at about the same time. This fort was immortalized by Walt Kelly in the Pogo comic strip.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1920 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1921 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1930 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1930 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1930 6,895
1940 6,871
1950 6,387
1960 5,891
1970 5,940
1980 8,701
1990 11,077

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