In 1801, George Sibbald of Augusta donated a 9,301-acre tract for a centrally located county seat for the growing agricultural community of Bulloch County. In December 1803, the Georgia legislature created the town of Statesborough which started as a small trading community providing basic essentials for surrounding cotton plantations. In 1866 the state legislature granted a permanent charter to the city, changing the spelling of its name to the present “Statesboro.” During the Civil War and General William T. Sherman’s famous March to the Sea through Georgia, a Union officer asked a saloon proprietor for directions to Statesboro. The proprietor replied, “You are standing in the middle of town,” indicating its small size at the time. After the Civil War, the small town began to flourish, and since that time Statesboro has developed as a major town in southeastern Georgia.
Today the ‘Boro is alive with activity. From the redevelopment of downtown into The Blue Mile with its boutiques, eateries, farmers markets and breweries, to Georgia Southern Eagles’ home games at Paulson Stadium aka America’s biggest little city stadium to the beautiful and rolling hills of the countryside, Statesboro offers a unique and very well-done city/country balance. We like to think the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau says it best:
“Manners are still the mainstream here and you’ll get a hefty dose of true Southern hospitality whether you’re visiting or decide to call Statesboro home. This is a city where you’ll know your neighbors and have numerous opportunities to become involved in civic, community, and cultural activities… All within minutes of your home!”
My passion for the engineering industry is something that started at an early age. I was always interested in the construction process and how bare parcels of land shaped the communities that we lived in.