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Blackshear, Georgia

Blackshear is the county seat in Pierce County, Georgia, United States. It is located at 3117'56N -- 8214'52 (31.298941, -82.247726) Blackshear was founded in 1858 in order to serve as the seat of the newly formed Pierce County. In the 2010 census, the city had a population of 3,445. It was named in honor of General David Blackshear, who authorized the construction of these roads, bridges and some 11 forts for defense. General Blackshear was a Patriot in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and also served in the Georgia state legislature as Senator of Laurens County.

The Presbyterial Institute Building served as a school from 1905-1912. Since that time, it has been been the home of various organizations, including wher my mom went to school. Refurbished in 2014, it is now still serving our comunity. Two Historical Sites -- One at each end of Main Street Pierce County Court House. Built in 1902-03 at a cost of $23,000.
Our New Library
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Blackshear main street Blackshear main street Gen David Blackshear monument
new and old water towers hanging jail, but they never hung anyone
Shiloh Church Shiloh Church NCR building//remodeled in 2013
tobacco warehouse tobacco warehouse revived as a market; now a church tobacco barn, actually in Patterson, but there were many in Blackshear.
Train Depot ~~ now the home of Chamber of Commerce & Historical Society Post Office
WWII memorials
Houses along the main street
old slave cabin behind a big house on the main street Confederate Prison Camp
Main Street turtles and ducks City hall.
A river in Blackshear A river in Blackshear Into the woods

Blackshear Georgia Web site

The Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

The Blackshear Times

Pierce County, GA Historical & Genealogical Society

Okefenokee Regional Library System

Friends of the Pierce County Public Library

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Books by Belinda Jo Adams

Books by Belinda Jo Adams are available in Blackshear at Pass It On Marketplace & Boutique, located across Main Street from The Heritage Bank.

Photos taken by Steve and Belinda Jo Adams