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Burke County, Georgia
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This County is available for adoption.
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Burke is an original county of Georgia, created February 5, 1777.
Originally organized as the Parish of St. George, Burke County was named for English political writer, member of the British Parliament and supporter of the colonies' interests, Edmond Burke.

The county seat is Waynesboro
Known as the "Bird Dog Capital of the World," Waynesboro was named for General Anthony "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a famous Revolutionary soldier.

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Website Updates:
WWI Casualties, Oct., 1918
Some Crown Grants

Adjacent Counties
Richmond County (north)
Aiken County, South Carolina (northeast)
Barnwell County, South Carolina (east-northeast)
Allendale County, South Carolina (east)
Screven County (southeast)
Jenkins County (south)
Emanuel County (southwest)
Jefferson County (west)

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