Bulloch County was created from treaty lands acquired from the Creek Indians in 1796 and was the twenty-first Georgia county to be organized. It originally included portions of Emanuel, Jenkins, and Toombs counties. The county was the scene of many encounters between Patriots and Tories during the Revolutionary War.
The county was named for Archibald Bulloch, the man who presided over the Provincial Congress of July 4, 1775, and then became Georgia's first Provisional Governor in 1776. He died mysteriously in office the next year. Theodore Roosevelt was one of his descendants.
The early settlers' first "highway," an old trading path, led from the Ogeechee to the Canoochee River along what is now U.S. 301 and 25 in Bulloch County. On this route was an important Yamacraw Indian trading post of colonial times.
Source: Foundations of Government - The Georgia Counties, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, 1976.
Latest News in this County
Barrow to Host “Congress on the Corner” in Jenkins, Bulloch, Screven, and Candler Counties
February 23, 2010
On Saturday, February 27, 2010, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be hosting "Congress on the Corner" in Jenkins, Bulloch, Screven, and Candler Counties. "Congress on the Corner" is an opportunity for citizens to meet one-on-one with Congressman Barrow and to talk about what's going on in Washington.
Barrow Announces 2010 Rural Listening Tour Town Hall Meetings
December 23, 2009
Congressman Barrow will meet with local farmers/members of rural communities to talk about their concerns and discuss what's been going on up in Washington
Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) has announced the schedule for his 2010 Rural Listening Tour. The 2010 Tour is planned for Tuesday, January 5, Wednesday, January 6, Thursday, January 7, and Friday, January 8. It will include town hall meetings in 10 counties, with stops in Burke, Warren, Glascock, Washington, Jefferson, Evans, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, and Tattnall Counties. Congressman Barrow will also tour farms and other facilities along the way.
Barrow Announces Medicare Part D Workshops in Savannah and Statesboro
November 17, 2009
Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will sponsor Medicare Part D open enrollment workshops in Savannah on December 1, 2009, and Statesboro on December 15, 2009.
Anyone who is enrolled in Medicare Part D or who wants to enroll in the program must sign up or make changes during the open enrollment period which began on November 15, 2009, and ends December 31, 2009. Constituents are encouraged to bring their prescription medications with them to the workshops.
BARROW ANNOUNCES $950,000 IN GRANTS TO ADD OFFICERS TO 12th DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENTS
July 29, 2009
Funds will go to hire law enforcement officers in Metter, Statesboro, Tennille, and Vidalia
Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that $950,243 in grants will be awarded to four communities in Georgia's 12th District to fund the hiring and rehiring of local law enforcement officers under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Congressman Barrow voted for the recovery Act, and President Obama signed it into law, in February of this year.
Barrow Announces 2009 Veterans Town Hall Tour Schedule
June 25, 2009
Meetings will be held in Savannah, Glennville, Statesboro, Augusta, and Milledgeville.
Washington, D.C. - It's time again for Congressman Barrow's annual Veterans Town Hall Tour. This is an opportunity for Congressman Barrow to meet with veterans and their families, thank them for their service, and listen to their concerns. He'll be hosting five meetings on July 1, July 2, and July 3 throughout Georgia's 12th District:
GEORGIA’S 12TH DISTRICT AWARDED $266,319 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM
April 9, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that $266,319 has been awarded to the 12th District of Georgia by the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). Federal funds totaling $100 million were made available to the EFSP, through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to bring immediate relief to communities to address unemployment, poverty, and other needs during the economic crisis.
Barrow Announces 12th District Schools to Receive an Estimated $70.9 Million
April 1, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced today that an estimated $70,969,000 in emergency education funding has been released for schools in Georgia's 12th District to help save education-related jobs and maintain programs for low-income students and students with disabilities. Schools in the 12th District will receive an estimated $42,376,000 in Title I funds and $28,593,000 in IDEA funds.
Barrow Announces $2.3 million in Recovery Act Funds for Crime Prevention Efforts
March 12, 2009
Washington, DC - Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) announced that Georgia's 12th Congressional District will receive close to $2.3 million in Recovery Act 2009 funding for law enforcement assistance through the Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program.
Barrow to Host “Congress on the Corner” in Rincon, Sylvania, Statesboro, and Claxton
January 6, 2009This Saturday, January 10, Congressman John Barrow (GA-12) will be in Rincon, Sylvania, Statesboro, and Claxton hosting "Congress on the Corner." "Congress on the Corner" is an opportunity for citizens to visit one-on-one with Congressman John Barrow and discuss the issues that matter most to them.
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