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Pierce County, Georgia
December 18, 1857 Pierce County created
  William Pierce
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Pierce County, Georgia
September 18, 1860 William Gordon Brantley is born near Blackshear, Pierce County.
  Pierce County, Georgia
  Brantley County, Georgia
December 3, 1864 Sherman's Left Wing attempts to liberate the prisoner of war compound, Camp Lawton, north of Millen, Georgia, only to find it empty. Its 10,229 prisoners had been moved to temporary quarters in Thomasville (Thomas County) and Blackshear (Pierce County). Sherman orders the depot and a nearby hotel in Millen burned. Today the site is part of Magnolia Springs State Park
  Thomas County, Georgia
  Pierce County, Georgia
  March to the Sea

Name derivation:Named in honor of Franklin Pierce, hero in the Mexican-American War and President of the United States (1853-1857) who tried to comprimise on the slavery issue.
Taken from: Appling and Ware
Counties created from: Brantley, Bacon
Cities: Blackshear, Patterson
Web sites:National Register of Historic Places in Pierce County, Georgia
Pierce County, Georgia, links
map of Pierce County, Georgia

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