Pierce County was
created in 1857 from parts of Appling and Ware counties. Georgia's
119th county was named for Franklin Pierce, 14th President of the
The Marion Anderson
Library Black Heritage Collection in Blackshear, a city in the county,
contains about 300 volumes and oil paintings addressing black
heritage. This is the largest publicly accessible collection of this
type in the region.
A Confederate prison
camp in Pierce County held about 5,000 Union prisoners of war during
the last months of the Civil War. Prisoners were transferred to Pierce
County from Millen and possibly Andersonville, so that Sherman's
troops would not be able to free them on their march south.
For health information
on the county, visit
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Lauren Thornton, RN MSN
Environmental Health - Tony Sapp
715 Ware Street
Blackshear, GA 31516-1545
Hours of operation:
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area for image of detailed map.
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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