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Wrens

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1970
Population: 
2,187
Total Area: 
3.0 sq mi
Contact Information
401 Broad St.
Wrens, GA 30833
Phone Number: 
(706) 547-3000
Fax Number: 
(706) 547-3002

Named to honor early settler John Wren, Wrens grew around the Augusta Southern railroad. During the early 1900s, residents built churches and a school in the city. Soon after, industry arrived to grow the area.

The first suction gin of Jefferson County opened in Wrens, and a large flour mill and woodwork factory would soon find their homes in the city as well. Industry continued to grow, and as the 1900s drew on, a cottonseed oil mill, a machine shop, an ice factory, a lumber factory and even a Coca-Cola bottling plant opened here.

Today, Wrens boasts the largest gourd farm on this side of the Mississippi and attracts visitors from all over the country. A few notable residents include author Erskine Caldwell, landscape architect Bruce Kelly and NFL center for the Tennessee Titans Fernando Velaco.