BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, USA
Brunswick is a major urban and economic center in lower southeastern
Georgia, United States. Brunswick is also the seat of government for
Glynn County. It contains the Brunswick Old Town Historic District.
In the 2010 U.S. census, the population of the city proper was 15,383.
British colonists settled the peninsula in 1738. It came under provincial
control in 1771 and was founded as Brunswick. It was incorporated as a
city in 1856. Throughout its history, Brunswick has served as an
important port city.
Brunswick supports a progressive economy largely based on tourism and
logistics. The Port of Brunswick handles approximately 10 percent of
all U.S. ro-ro trade. Ro-ro is "roll on roll off". It is the port
of export of Ford, General Motors, and Mercedes-Benz. It is the port
of import for Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Porsche,
Audi, BMW, and Volvo, and Volkswagen. International Auto Processing
is one of the town's largest employers. In addition to automobiles,
exports also include agricultural products and other bulk cargoes.
In addition to automobiles, exports include agriculture and bulk cargo.
Brunswick is located on a harbor of the Atlantic Ocean. Brunswick is
bordered on the west by Oglethorpe Bay, East River, and Turtle River.
On the south it is bordered by the Brunswick River and on the east by
the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Numerous parks are located in the city. The Brunswick area is rich in
live oak trees, particularly the Southern live oak. Brunswick has a
notable live oak named Lover's Oak. As of 2005, it is approximately
900 years old.
The city lays claim to Brunswick stew, a tomato-based stew containing
various types of lima beans, corn, okra, and other vegetables, and one
or more types of meat. Most recipes claiming authenticity call for
squirrel or rabbit meat, but chicken, pork and beef are also common
ingredients. A twenty-five-gallon iron pot outside the city bears a
plaque declaring the stew was first cooked there in 1898. The
Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee, held annually in October, features a stew
tasting contest where visitors sample over 50 teams' stews.
Brunswick's climate is classified as humid subtropical. During the
summer months, it is common for the temperature to reach over 90 °F
(32 °C). However, the humidity results in a heat index higher than the
actual temperature. Summer mornings average nearly 90 percent humidity
and nearly 60 percent in the afternoon. Scattered afternoon
thunderstorms are common in the summer. The hottest temperature ever
recorded in Brunswick was 106 °F (41 °C) in 1986. Winters in
Brunswick are mild. The average high in January, the coldest month, is
63 °F (17 °C), while the average low is 44 °F (7 °C). Snowfall is
very rare. The last snow accumulation in Brunswick was on December 23,
1989. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Brunswick was 5 °F on
January 21, 1985 and January 30, 1966.
Brunswick receives a high amount of rainfall annually, averaging about
49.6 inches (1,260 mm). The wettest months are August and September,
the peak of hurricane season. The city has suffered less damage from
hurricanes than most other East Coast cities. A major hurricane has
not made landfall on the Georgia coast since 1898, and the only
hurricane that has hit the coast since then was Hurricane David in
1979. However, the city has experienced hurricane or near-hurricane
conditions several times due to storms passing to the north or south
in the Atlantic and brushing the area.
I hope you enjoy this trip to Brunswick, Georgia.
OLD TOWN CITY HALL
GLYNN COUNTY COURTHOUSE
HISTORIC RITZ THEATER
THE GOLDEN ISLE
BRUNSWICK STEW POT
SIDNEY LANIER BRIDGE AND THE PORT OF BRUNSWICK
ALONG THE SHORE
SIGN ABOUT "LIBERTY SHIPS"
LIBERTY SHIP REPLICA (??)
ST. SIMON'S LIGHTHOUSE
OLD TOWN LOVERS OAK
MAHONEY-McGARVEY HOUSE (OLD TOWN)
HOTEL IN THE FOREST
WHIMSICAL IRON ARTWORK
PLACES TO EAT
WILLIE'S WEE-NEE WAGON
TWIN OAKS DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
OGLETHORPE HOTEL 1892
1898 HURRICANE STORM SURGE
HOUSES THAT HAVE BEEN FOR SALE
Information from Wikipedia
This is a MelloMarsha creation
I do not take credit for the pictures
Thanks to the respective photographers