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Ware County

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Incorporated Date: 
December 15, 1824
Population: 
35,879
Total Area: 
902.6 sq mi
Contact Information
P.O. Box 1069
Waycross, GA 31502
Phone Number: 
(912) 287-4300
Fax Number: 
(912) 287-4301

Ware County, created in 1824 from Appling County, recognizes U.S. Senator Nicholas Ware of Augusta. Waycross, the county seat, gets its name from the rail junction that fostered early growth. Much of the county's area is within the great Okefenokee Swamp.