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About Riceboro

City of Riceboro, Georgia “Riceboro Is a Great Place to Live!”

It is a part of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area. When people hear the name Riceboro, they often wonder why it is called just that. Some say, it was a town or city in which “Rice” was grown. There were several well known plantations in the Riceboro area; one in particular which still exists, is called, “The Lecounte Woodmanston Plantation”.

Riceboro Is the Oldest Existing City in Liberty County

Which brings with it a certain character that is the hallmark of coastal Georgia – rice culture and the people who labored to ensure the viability of the fledgling colony and state. Rice plantations, and the slave labor that powered these economic engines, were common in Georgia’s coastal region. The evidence and heritage of which can be seen today – nowhere more apparent, perhaps, than Liberty County and in the City of Riceboro itself. The primary goal of the City of Riceboro’s proposed Master Plan for Future Growth and Development is to prepare the community for the impacts of certain population growth, while expanding the reach of the Midway Plan. In addition, the project seeks to create continuity within the County while maintaining a unique sense of identity that is true to the City’s history and inherent African-American culture.

The City Riceboro is a part of the Hinesville, Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area. When people hear the name Riceboro, they often wonder why it is called just that. Some say it was a town or city in which “Rice” was grown. There were several well-known plantations in the Riceboro area; one in particular which still exists is called, “The Lecounte Woodmanston Plantation”.

As of 2014, Riceboro’s population is 1,074 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 28.47 percent, area: 11.4 square miles (29.53 km²).