Pierce County, Georgia

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Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 15,636. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 17,881.[1] The county seat is Blackshear.[2]

Pierce County is part of the Waycross Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Pierce County is named for Franklin Pierce, fourteenth President of the United States. It was created December 18, 1857, from Appling and Ware counties.

Schools

  • Blackshear elementary school
  • Mid-Way elementary school
  • Paterson elementary school
  • Pierce County middle school
  • Pierce County high school

the high school is home to the Pierce County Bears, and the award winning Sound of Silver Marching Band.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 344 square miles (891 km²), of which 343 square miles (889 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.19%) is water.

Major highways

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