Screven County


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Screven County was created from Burke and Effingham counties on Dec. 14, 1793, by an act of the General Assembly (Ga. Laws 1793, p. 14). Portions of Screven County were used to create Bulloch County (1796) and Jenkins County (1905).

Georgia's 14th county was named for American Revolutionary War Brig. Gen. James Screven, who was mortally wounded in battle at Sunbury in Liberty County on Nov. 22, 1778. After his death two days later, Screven was buried in Midway Cemetery.

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