City of Dublin
|Incorporated||December 9, 1812|
|Address||100 S. Church Street
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Dublin, the county seat for Laurens County, was incorporated on December 9, 1812. Dublin was named at the request of an Irishman, Jonathan Sawyer, who donated the land for the town after stipulating its name.
The Dublin-Laurens Museum helps to portray an active image of history in the Dublin area. For the performing arts, Dublin Theatre is one of the best in the state because of its large spacious stage.
There are several annual festivals in Dublin, including the two-week long St. Patrick’s Day Festival. People come from areas all around the nation to witness the largest pot of Irish Stew and participate in the festivities. Also, the city hosts the Dublin Antique Fair Show and Sale.
According to 2000 Census, the City of Dublin had a population of 15,857 persons. Between 1990 and 2000, the city experienced a population decrease of -2.8%, compared to the state growth during this period of 26.4%.