Ware County Health DepartmentWare 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 http://health.state.ga.us/healthdata/index.asp.

Mayo Clinic Health System is the local hospital.

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Ware County Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Connie Barefield, BSN
Environmental Health - Wayne Nuenke

604 Riverside Ave.
Waycross, GA 31501-5393
855-473-4374
FAX: 283-0894
Hours of operation:
7:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Thursday
8am-5pm, Friday


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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
P: 912-285-6002
F: 912-284-2980

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