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Brantley County, Georgia
September 18, 1860 William Gordon Brantley is born near Blackshear, Pierce County.
  Pierce County, Georgia
  Brantley County, Georgia
August 14, 1920 Brantley County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Brantley County, Georgia
September 11, 1934 William Gordon Brantley dies, Washington, D. C.
  Brantley County, Georgia

Name derivation:Named in honor of William Gordon Brantley, politician who served in the U. S. House of Representatives
Taken from:Charlton, Pierce, and Wayne
Counties created from: None
Cities: Nahunta (county seat), Hoboken, Hickox, Atkinson, Waynesville, Raybon, Trudie, Hortense

Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Brantley County, Georgia
Brantley County, Georgia, links

History and Description Railroads crossed at the site of a sawmill in Wayne County, Georgia. This crossing, known as Victoria's Mill, was renamed Nahunta, possibly for a similiar place name in Wayne County, North Carolina.

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