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County Formed August 14, 1920
County Seat Nahunta
Incorporated Cities Hoboken and Nahunta
Total Area 447.592852 square miles


From its county population in 2000 of 14691 to its current population estimate of 18417, the county has experienced a growth change of 3726.

In 1920 Brantley County, in southeast Georgia, became Georgia's 158th county.

 The county was named for either Benjamin Daniel Brantley (1832-91), a merchant who encouraged the development of cotton ginning and turpentine manufacturing in the area, or his son, William Gordon Brantley (1860-1934), who served in both houses of the Georgia legislature and in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Soon after the county was created, controversy arose over the choice of the county seat. After three years of court battles and an election, the Georgia General Assembly designated Nahunta, in the east, as the new county seat.

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

Nahunta sounds as if it has an Indian name, but in fact the name is a colloquialism derived from railroad maps and a sign, "N.A. Hunter Siding."

Points of Interest

Hoboken is well known among Sacred Harp singers for the "Hoboken style," which is so distinctive that it has been given a place in the Library of Congress Local Legacies project. This unique style points to the extraordinary isolation of Hoboken until rec

Chamber of Commerce
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State of Georgia

Dixon Memorial State Forest

Brantley County Library

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