Vivian Price Saffold, State Coordinator
Nancy Gay Crawford
, County Coordinator
History Of Bulloch County Georgia
Bulloch County was created from Bryan and Screven
Counties by Act. of the general assembly Feb. 8, 1796. (Ga. Laws 1796, p.
14). Originally, it contained part of Evans, Candler, Emanuel and Jenkins
Counties. Georgia's 21st county was named for Archibald
Bulloch (1730-1777), Revolutionary leader, elected Pres. of the
Executive Council of Georgia, Jan. 20, 1776. He was first Provisional
Governor of Georgia, Jan. 22, 1776 until his death, Feb. 22, 1777.
Portions of Bulloch County were used to create Jenkins County (1905),
Candler County (1914), and Evans County (1914). The county has four
incorporated municipalities: Statesboro, Brooklet, Portal, and Register.
The largest, and county seat,
is Statesboro. Statesboro was
created in 1866 and is the only city by that name in the United States.
First County officers were commissioned March 25, 1796, as follows:
Charles McCall, Jr., Sheriff; Andrew E. Wells, Clerk Sup. Ct.; George
Elliott, Clerk Inf. Ct.; Francis Wells, Register of Probate; James Bird,
Surveyor; Garrott Williams, Coroner. In addition to the county's four
incorporated municipalities, a number of unincorporated communities like
Nevils, Stilson, and Clito provide a glimpse into the county's history.
One of the most interesting community names in Georgia is the Bulloch
County community of Hopeulikit, named for a famous dance hall of the big
band swing era. Festivals and special events held in the county include
the Brooklet Peanut Festival, Portal's Cat Face Turpentine Festival, the
Bulloch County Azalea Festival, Christmas in Statesboro, and the
P.O. Box 1005
Statesboro, GA 30459
Fax: 912) 764-8634
Bulloch County Vital
1 W Altman St
Statesboro, GA 30458
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