Pierce County, Georgia was named after the fourteenth President of the United States, Franklin Pierce. Created from portions of Appling and Ware counties, Pierce County was officially created by the Georgia General Assembly on December 18, 1857. The total area of the county is 343 square miles, 315 square miles of which is land and 27 square miles of which is water. The plentiful water supply makes Pierce County an excellent place for aquatic activities. Currently, the total population is 18,991, including a veteran population of 1,398.
Pierce County is located in proximity to the Georgia coast, which makes it the perfect place to enjoy the beach, but avoid the year-long tourism. The beaches on the Georgia coast are beautiful and offer some of the best opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Weekend beach camping trips are always possible in Pierce County!
Part of Waycross, Ga. can be found in Pierce County. Waycross is an incorporated city with two historic districts. If you are interested in higher education, both South Georgia State College and Okefenokee Technical College can be found in Waycross. South Georgia State College offers many Bachelor degree programs and a financial aid program. There are also several athletic teams at South Georgia State that have frequent games on the campus. Veterans interested in returning to school may qualify for education benefits.
Pierce County is rich in history. Built in 1874, the Blackshear Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest churches in Georgia. The Brantley Brick Warehouse, which dates back to the early 1900s, is one of the oldest brick tobacco warehouses in Georgia. Other historic locations in Pierce County include Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, the Pierce County Jail, and the Marian Anderson Library.
The Heritage Museum in Pierce County recounts the lives of early residents of Pierce County. Some of the exhibits include early agricultural tools, church histories, and Civil War information. There is also a large photograph and document collection located in the museum. A genealogical library includes the names of many of the early residents of Pierce County.
Pierce County offers property tax exemption eligibility to disabled veterans, along with a number of other veteran benefits. The median household income in Pierce County is $39,067, and the median housing cost is $79,600.
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Post 4382 George Wayland Hiers Post
PO Box 437
Waycross, GA 31502
Phone: (912) 285-2692
Meeting Location & Time
1921 State St.
Waycross, GA 31502
9:00 AM 2nd Saturday
Quartermaster: Steve Ruger
Commander: Dean Cook
Maximum VA Appraisal Fees Allowable in Pierce County
- Single Family: $400
- Condominium: $450
- 2-4 Units: $550
- Partial Releases: $450
- Repair Certification: $100
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