Glynn County, Georgia

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Glynn County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 67,568. The 2008 Census Estimate showed a population of 75,884.[1] The county seat is Brunswick.[2]

It is part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Brantley, Glynn and McIntosh counties.

Glynn County has a poor record when it comes to environmental responsibility.[3] It is home to seventeen identified hazardous waste sites, six actively polluting industries, and four Superfund sites.[4]

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History

Glynn County, one of the original eight counties in the state created on February 5, 1777, was named after John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American Colonies before the American Revolution.The Battle of Bloody Marsh was fought in Glynn County. James Oglethorpe built Fort Frederica which was used a base in the American Revolutionary War. Glynn Academy is the second oldest school in Georgia.

Glynn County includes the most prominent of the Sea Islands of Georgia, including Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island, and Sea Island. The Georgia poet Sidney Lanier immortalized the seacoast there in his poem, "The Marshes of Glynn", which begins:

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