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County Formed February 8, 1796
County Seat Statesboro
Incorporated Cities Brooklet, Portal, Register and Statesboro
Total Area 689.373533 square miles

History

From its county population in 2000 of 56162 to its current population estimate of 72087, the county has experienced a growth change of 15925.

The county's name honors Archibald Bulloch, who was president and commander in chief of Georgia in 1776. The county's pioneers sometimes called it the "State of Bulloch." They named their county seat "Statesborough" when the Georgia legislature created it in 1803.

In 1850 slaves made up about a third of the county's population; by 1860 their proportion of the populace had risen to nearly half, due both to a decline in the white population and to a substantial rise in the number of slaves. Most slaves were engaged in raising cotton, the production of which also increased markedly over the same decade.

Between 1890 and 1910, Bulloch County transformed itself into a major agricultural and commercial center, led by aggressive leaders who were new transplants to the county. These newcomers built links to railroads and developed an infrastructure of services.

Points of Interest

The Bulloch County courthouse, located in Statesboro, was designed by Bruce & Morgan in 1894, with renovations by J. Bruyn Kops in 1914. The exterior of the Neoclassical Revival courthouse was covered with white plaster in the 1960s, much of which remains

The Averitt Center for the Arts serves as a centerpiece of Satesboro's historic downtown and provides quality arts opportunities to the community.

Notable Citizens

Emma Kelly, the "Lady of Six Thousand Songs" was from Statesboro.

Higher Education

Statesboro is home to Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical Institute.

County http://bullochcounty.net/
Chamber of Commerce http://www.statesboro-chamber.org/
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State of Georgia



Statesboro City Hall


Lamar Ball Raptor Center, Statesboro


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