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Port Wentworth

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1957
Population: 
5,359
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.