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Willacoochee

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1889
Population: 
1,391
Total Area: 
3.8 sq mi
Contact Information
33 Fleetwood Ave.
Willacoochee, GA 31650
Phone Number: 
(912) 534-5152
Fax Number: 
(912) 534-5848

Like so many Georgia towns, Willacoochee grew up around the railroads. On November 12, 1889, the state legislature set the town's limits as "one-half mile each way from the Brunswick and Western Railroad depot." Although residents cannot firmly place the origin of the town's name, many believe that Willacoochee comes from a Native American Indian word that means "home of the wildcat."