Named in honor of George McDuffie, South Carolina governor, US Senator and member of the House of Representatives for South Carolina born in Columbia County, Georgia. He was popular for his pro-slavery stance, proposing legislation to improve the so-called "Slave laws," and limiting the rights of free blacks.
Acquisition: Creek cession of May 20, 1733Taken from:
Columbus County and Warren CountyCounties created from:
Thomson (county seat), DearingWeb sites:National Register of Historic Places in McDuffie County, GeorgiaMcDuffie County, Georgia, linksHistory and description:William Bartram
passed through McDuffie County before the American Revolution. At this time Wrightsboro, a major Quaker city was located in the county.