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Incorporated Date: 
March 3, 1874
Total Area: 
11.0 sq mi
Contact Information
417 Pendleton St.
Waycross, GA 31501
Phone Number: 
(912) 287-2900
Fax Number: 
(912) 287-2946
Email Address: 

City Clerk Pam Nichols

Waycross incorporated as the seat of Ware County on March 3, 1874. Waycross, originally known as Tebeauville, gets its name from the city's location at a key railroad junction. Lines from six directions meet at the city; it's a place where "ways cross."

Waycross marks the beginning of the Okefenokee Swamp, a preserve for many of the state's native animals and plants.

Okefenokee Technical College and Waycross College are both two-year schools located in the city.