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Blackshear

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1859
Population: 
3,445
Total Area: 
4.4 sq mi
Contact Information
318 Taylor St.
Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone Number: 
(912) 449-7000
Fax Number: 
(912) 449-7002

Blackshear, the county seat of Pierce County, honors General David Blackshear, the commander who led the troops that constructed Blackshear Road, a route between Hartford and the Flint River in the early 1800s.

The Marion Anderson Library Black Heritage Collection in Blackshear contains about 300 volumes and oil paintings addressing black heritage. This is the largest publicly accessible collection of this type in the region.