Brunswick, the county seat of Glynn County, incorporated on December 3, 1812. Founded in 1771, Brunswick takes its name from the King of England, George III of the House of Brunswick. Many of the street and square names reflect English heritage - Gloucester, Halifax, London, Newcastle and Prince.
Downtown Brunswick is part of the Old Town National Historic District. The heart of the downtown district is historic Newcastle Street lined with Victorian buildings, shops, art galleries and restaurants.
Brunswick tradition goes back to plantation farming, as the city originally belonged to a settler. Visitors can relive this history at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, where tours explore the lifestyle of Brunswick's original settlers.