Ware County was created
in 1824 from a part of the original landlot county, Appling. Georgia's
60th county is named for Nicholas Ware, who served as mayor of Augusta
and as a U.S. Senator.
Ware County contains a
significant portion of the Okefenokee Swamp, which is roughly 20 by 40
miles in size. The swamp was called the "Land of the Quaking Earth" by
the Indians and served as a hiding place for both the Seminole Indians
and escaped slaves.
Laura S. Walker State
Park, located near Waycross, is one of the few state parks in Georgia
named for a woman. Walker was a Georgia writer, teacher, civil leader
and naturalist who worked diligently to preserve the trees and
habitats around her.
For health information
on the county, visit
Mayo Clinic Health System
is the local hospital.
Recent and Archived News
County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Connie Barefield, BSN
Environmental Health - Wayne Nuenke
604 Riverside Ave.
Waycross, GA 31501-5393
Hours of operation:
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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