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Brantley County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
August 14, 1920
Population: 
15,511
Total Area: 
444.4 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 398
Nahunta, GA 31553
Phone Number: 
(912) 462-5256
Fax Number: 
(912) 462-5538

Brantley County dates to 1920 when the state legislature sliced and then combined parts of Charlton, Pierce and Wayne counties. Historians speculate that the county owes its name to either prominent landowner, Benjamin Daniel Brantley, or his son and U.S. congressman, William Gordon Brantley. Nahunta, the county seat, is not an Indian name, as one might guess. It was a timber stop on the railroad labeled N. A. Hunter Siding. The railroad men dubbed it "Nahunta."