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Incorporated Date: 
August 19, 1911
Total Area: 
3.6 sq mi
Contact Information
541 First St.
Folkston, GA 31537
Phone Number: 
(912) 496-2563
Fax Number: 
(912) 496-3844

Founded on August 19, 1911, Folkston, the seat of Charlton County, honors a predominant family in the Charlton County area.

For a number of years, Folkston residents called the city the "Marriage Capital of the World". The city embraced this nickname because Floridans, who could not endure their state's waiting period before tying the knot, would cross the state line to wed.