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Ware County, Georgia
December 15, 1824 Ware County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Ware County, Georgia
July 22, 1838 The Wildes Family massacre occurs at the family homestead a few miles south of present-day Waycross. It is the last Indian attack in the state of Georgia.
  Ware County, Georgia
October 22, 1891 Varn Mill Riot
  Ware County, Georgia
April 5, 1957 Tornadoes strike Lamar, Schley, Macon, Peach, Warren, Columbia, Colquitt, Ware, and Chatham counties, killing 2 and injuring 6, with more than a million dollars in damage.
  Colquitt County, Georgia
  Columbia County, Georgia
  Georgia Tornadoes
  Lamar County, Georgia
  Schley County, Georgia
  Macon County, Georgia
  Peach County, Georgia
  Warren County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia
  Chatham County, Georgia
April 15, 2007 A tree felled by lightning strikes power lines near Waycross, starting the largest wildfire in the history of the state
  Fires scorch Okefenokee and Southeast Georgia
  Camden County, Georgia
  Charlton County, Georgia
  Ware County, Georgia


Name derivation:Named in honor of Nicholas Ware, a U. S. Senator from Augusta, Georgia who studied both medicine and law. Mayor of Augusta.
Acquisition: Creek secession of August 9, 1814.
Taken from: Appling County, Georgia
Counties created from: Bacon County, Georgia, Clinch County, Georgia, Coffee County, Georgia, Pierce County, Georgia
Cities: Waycross (county seat)

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

Map of Ware County




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