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Port Wentworth


Incorporated Date: 

January 1, 1957



Total Area: 

28.0 sq mi
Contact Information
305 S. Coastal Hwy.
Port Wentworth, GA 31407

Phone Number: 

(912) 964-4379

Fax Number: 

(912) 966-7429

Email Address: 

European colonists founded Port Wentworth in 1733. The city remembers either English aristocrat and iconoclast Henrietta Maria Wentworth or G.W. Wentworth, president of Great Eastern Lumber Company. In settling Port Wentworth, the Europeans established large rice and cotton plantations. Fittingly, years later, Eli Whitney introduced his cotton gin first in this city.