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Revolutionary War Site Swainsboro

SWAINSBORO, seat of Emanuel Co., was incorporated in 1854.Emanuel County was created in 1812 and named for David Emanuel, Revolutionary soldier and Governor of Georgia. Covering 1,000 square miles, it is so large that its citizens often speak of it as the State of Emanuel. Its rolling terrain is particularly suited to the growing of cotton, bright-leaf tobacco, sweet potatoes, corn, nuts, sugarcane, hay, and velvet beans.