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Pronounced With a "z" sound Name Founded in 1771, the city received its name from King George III of England of the House of Brunswick Nickname "Shrimp Capital of the World" County Seat of Glynn County Most People Don't Know That plans for the city's streets and squares were laid out in grid-style following James Oglethorpe's Savannah Plan (1733) Notable Natural Feature Brunswick is located at the apex of the bight of the Georgia coast, the western most point on the Atlantic Seaboard In History In 1789, George Washington named Brunswick one of the five original ports of entry for the United States In Literature Marshes in Brunswick and other parts of Glynn County were the inspiration for Sidney Lanier's poem, "The Marshes of Glynn," written in 1878 Top Annual Events Harborfest Nearby Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation
Brunswick, GA, State Parks, Tours, Plantations This rice plantation from the early 1800s until the Civil War was one of the only plantations to function for a short time around the turn of the 20th century.