Bryan County


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Bryan was one of five counties created by an act of the General Assembly approved on Dec. 19, 1793 [and in terms of order listed in the act was Georgia's 19th county]. Created from portions of Chatham County, it was named for Jonathan Bryan (1708-1788). Born in South Carolina, Bryan had close ties to Georgia from the arrival of the first colonists in 1733. He became noted for his support of colonists' rights in Georgia, and during the Revolution Bryan was captured and imprisoned by the British.

In 1794, a portion of Effingham County was transferred to Bryan County. A portion of Bryan County was used to create Bulloch County in 1796. Also, a portion of Bryan County was transferred to Chatham County in 1847.

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