Charlton County was
created in 1854 from a portion of Camden County. Georgia's 110th
county was named for Robert M. Charlton of Savannah, a U.S. senator
and one of Georgia's foremost jurists.
The county has three municipalities, Folkston, Homeland and St. George. Folkston is
the county seat and was named for a prominent family in the area.
Charlton County contains
a large part of the Stephen C. Foster State Park and the Okefenokee
National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness Area, which attracts 350,000
visitors annually. The Okefenokee (Seminole for "Land of Quaking
Earth") Swamp is roughly 20 by 40 miles in size and takes up one-third
of the county's land. The impenetrable wilderness served as a
sanctuary for the Seminoles and escaped slaves.
For health information
on the county, visit
Hospital is the local hospital.
Charlton County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Jeanna Thrift, RN
Environmental Health - Jacob Oakley
2587 Third Street
PO Box 605
Folkston, GA 31537-1303
Hours of operation:
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Waycross, GA 31501
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