Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia - Part I - Historic Brunswick

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When General James Oglethorpe lay out the City of Brunswick in 1771 Brunswick was laid out with the same strong grid pattern as its better-known Sister City, Savannah. The port of Brunswick was a great attraction to settlers with its magnificent deep-water harbor.  The first settler was Mark Carr, a captain in General Oglethorpe's Marine Boat Company.  Through the many years to follow, the port expanded due to the lumber, oyster, cotton and naval goods business.views across channelViews across the channel to Saint Simons


Brunswick was named for Braunsweig, Germany - the ancestral home of King George II.  The streets and square are still lined with homes with "turn of the century architecture.  General Oglethorpe used a grid pattern to lie out the roads and named the streets in honor of English Royalty and geography.  English oriented street names include Hanover, Norwich, Halifax, Newcaslte, Gloucester and Prince. 

 Newcastle StreetNewcastle Street view


Historic downtown Brunswick is a busy waterfront home to private and commercial vessels from all over the world.  Downtown Brunswick offers shopping, dining, and cultural activities as well as views of beautiful live oak trees with Spanish moss, waterfront park with shrimp boats and farmer's markets as well as beautifully restored residential and commercial architecture.Lover's OakLover's Oak


Marshes of GlynnBrunswick's marshes along the east coast offer stunning views and are the gateway to the nearby Golden Isles. Georgia poet, Sidney Lanier south relief from tuberculosis in Brunswick's climate and wrote often about the Marshes of Glynn.    These islands include Saint Simons, Jekyll, Sea Island and Little Saint Simons.  These islands offer resorts, water sports, beaches and historic sites. You will hear about these islands in Parts II - IV of this blog.  sidney lanier bridgeNew Sidley Lanier bridge


Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia have a very diverse economy made up of tourism, a growing port facility, a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, industrial plants and a healthy mix of retirees. The area enjoys a mild sub-tropical climate. The average temperature is 68.4 degrees and average rainfall of 50.9 inches per year. Glynn County offers over 14 miles of beaches and 225 holes of golf, boating and historical sites.



glynn county court houseFor a list of the events and festivals for the upcoming months, visit


If you are looking for antiques stores, view


Looking for art galleries?  View


Golf - 225 holes to chose from - visit

For a newcomer's guide and more information, call Chapman Realty at 1-877-221-0088 or visit Chapman Realty's website at

Coming soon.... Part II of Brunswick and The Golden Isles of Georgia - Jekyll Island.


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