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Pierce County

Profile
Incorporated Date: 
December 18, 1857
Population: 
18,127
Total Area: 
343.0 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 679
Blackshear, GA 31516
Phone Number: 
(912) 449-2022
Fax Number: 
(912) 449-2024

Pierce County, established in 1857 and named for President Franklin Pierce, grew out of Appling and Ware counties' lands. The county seat, Blackshear, bears the name of General David Blackshear who fought Indians in Georgia and Florida during the War of 1812.