Introduction to Brunswick, Georgia
Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn county, is 57 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida. The city has a population of 15,600.
Mark Carr was the first European to settle in this area. He came here in 1838 and established a Tobacco Plantation spread over an area of 1,000 acres along the turtle river. Mark Carr sold his fields to the Royal Province of Georgia in 1771, which then laid out the town and named it after Brunswick-Lüneburg, Germany.
Brunswick and nearby Attractions
- Brunswick Old Town Historic District
- Howard Coffin Park
- Roosevelt Lawrence Community Center
- Golden Isles Speedway
- St. Simons Island
Things To Do In Brunswick
Downtown Brunswick is home to the Ritz Theater, which hosts cultural events throughout the year. The Ritz Theater is also historically significant as it was built in 1898. The city also has many art galleries like the Gallery on New Castle, which is a nineteenth century building that has been authentically restored. Golfers have plenty to look forward to with three golf courses located nearby.
Jacksonville International is the nearest major airport.
Brunswick Higher Education
Coastal Georgia Community College is the local center for higher learning. Florida Community College and Armstrong Atlantic State University also offer higher educational opportunities.