McIntosh County, Georgia

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McIntosh 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 McIntosh, Glynn, and Brantley counties. As of 2000, the population is 10,847. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 11,420.[1] The county seat is Darien.[2]

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History

McIntosh County was split off from Liberty County in 1793. The new county was named McIntosh for its most famous family, which included Lachlan McIntosh, who was a general in the Continental Army. The McIntosh clan in Darien dates back to 1736.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,488 km² (575 mi²). 1,123 km² (433 mi²) of it is land and 365 km² (141 mi²) of it (24.56%) is water.

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