Georgia Brantley County Public Schools

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County Profile

Incorporated: August 14, 1920

Population: 14,629

Total Area: 444.4 Square miles

Cities and Towns

• Nahunta (County Seat)
• Atkinson
• Hickox
• Hoboken
• Hortense
• Lulaton
• Trudie
• Waynesville

The county was formed in 1920 from Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne counties and was named for Benjamin D. Brantley, a member of a prominent local family, although some historians claim the name honored State Senator William Goodman Brantley of Brunswick.

Since the Okefenokee Swamp is to the south and west of the county, passage through Brantley County was essential to the railroads running from the coast through the southern part of the state.

Fort McIntosh was built in the early years of the Revolutionary War to protect the extensive herds of cattle. It was placed under siege from Tories in 1777 and eventually surrendered.

Fort Mudge was built in the county at about the same time. This fort was immortalized by Walt Kelly in the “Pogo” comic strip.

Nahunta sounds as if it has an Indian name, but in fact the name is a colloquialism derived from railroad maps and a sign, “N.A. Hunter Siding.”

The 35,789-acre Dixon Memorial State Forest, shared by Brantley and Ware counties, is administered by the Georgia Forestry Commission.

Brantley County residents also have access to the Harrington Tract Wildlife Management Area (shared with Glynn County) and the Rayonier Wildlife Management Area (shared with Wayne County).

The scenic Satilla River winds its way through Brantley County, providing opportunities for boating, fishing and camping.

The Bluegrass Festival is held in the Spring and the Fall of each year. Other special events include the Hoboken Trojan Fest and the Christmas festivities held the first Saturday in December.

Brantley County is one of 159 counties in Georgia. It has 444.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 35.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 146.3%. On the 2000 census form, 98.9% of the population reported only one race, with 4.0% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.68 persons compared to an average family size of 3.06 persons.

In 2008 educational services was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $27,196. Per capita income grew by 17.2% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 15,643 Covered Employment 2,006
Growth (%) since 1990 41.2% Average wage per job $25,465
Households (2000) 5,436 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 6.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 7,509 Average wage per job $23,509
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $24,851 Average wage per job $33,289
Median Household Income (2008) $37,814 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 3.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.6 Average wage per job $25,183
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 72.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.2 Average wage per job D
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1. BRANTLEY County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Rr 1 Box 4, Nahunta, GA 31553
Phone: (912) 462-5121
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 1,005
Grades: 9-12

2. BRANTLEY County
Address: Rr 1 Box 4d, Nahunta, GA 31553
Phone: (912) 462-7092
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 530
Grades: 7-8

Address: Rr 1 Box N1, Hoboken, GA 31542
Phone: (912) 458-2135
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 613
Grades: PK-6

Address: Rr 2 Box 24, Nahunta, GA 31553
Phone: (912) 462-5166
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 290
Grades: 4-6

Address: Rr 2 Box 23, Nahunta, GA 31553
Phone: (912) 462-5179
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 412
Grades: PK-3

Address: Rr 2 Box 997, Waynesville, GA 31566
Phone: (912) 778-3068
County: Brantley County
Enrollment: 771
Grades: PK-6