Bryan County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Bryan County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1793
Seat Pembroke
Largest city Richmond Hill
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

454 sq mi (1,177 km²)
442 sq mi (1,144 km²)
13 sq mi (33 km²), 2.81%
 - (2006)
 - Density

53/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Bryan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 23,417. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 28,549 [1]. The county seat is Pembroke6.

History Edit

Bryan County was created on 19 December, 1793, named after Jonathan Bryan (1708-1788), an American Revolutionary War partisan.

South Bryan County is home to the earthen Civil War installation Ft. McAllister (now Fort McAllister Historic Park) which Gen. William Sherman captured on his March to the Sea.

The first county seat was in Hardwick. In 1860 the seat was moved to Eden. By 1901 it was in Clyde, which may have been the same location formerly known as Eden. Clyde served as the seat to 1935; in 1937 Pembroke took on that role. The move from Clyde to Pembroke was necessitated by the establishment of Camp Stewart (now Fort Stewart) on the site of Clyde. The only remaining sign of Clyde is a cemetery on the military reservation.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,177 km² (454 sq mi). 1,144 km² (442 sq mi) of it is land and 33 km² (13 sq mi) of it (2.81%) is water.

Bryan County is unique in that it is totally divided by the military installation at Ft. Stewart. Pembroke is in more rural north Bryan, while Richmond Hill in south Bryan county is a suburb of Savannah. To travel between the two on public roads, it is necessary to leave the county.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit

Bryan County borders five other Georgia counties, and the Atlantic Ocean. Bulloch County lies to the northwest, Effingham County to the north, Chatham County to the northeast, Liberty County to the south, and a small portion of Evans County to the west.


As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,417 people, 8,089 households, and 6,511 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (53/sq mi). There were 8,675 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 82.79% White, 14.14% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. 1.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,089 households out of which 45.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.40% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.50% were non-families. 16.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.22.

In the county the population was spread out with 31.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,345, and the median income for a family was $53,680. Males had a median income of $39,606 versus $25,830 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,794. About 10.70% of families and 11.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 12.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 32°01′N 81°26′W / 32.02, -81.44

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