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Description
Brunswick was founded in 1771 on a peninsula that juts into the Brunswick River; the city was named for Braunschweig, Germany, the ancestral home of King George II. Streets and parks named after members of England's ruling family and English places help preserve the town's past. Victorian houses remain from the late 19th century, when Brunswick was a busy shipping center for lumber and naval stores.
Shrimp- and crabmeat-processing plants are concentrated along Bay Street from Gloucester to Prince streets. In season, boats unload shrimp onto the street's docks most weekdays in the late afternoon. Charter fishing trips leave from Brunswick, St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island.
Among Brunswick's landmarks are two oak trees. Lover's Oak, at Albany and Prince streets, is thought to date from the 12th century. Local legend tells of a Native American and his love, who met beneath its branches. Lanier's Oak overlooks the marshes on US 17. It is said that under this tree the Georgia poet Sidney Lanier was inspired to write “The Marshes of Glynn.” The James Oglethorpe Monument, on Newcastle Street in Queens Square, honors the founder of Georgia.

Visitor Info
Golden Isles Convention and Visitors Bureau-Brunswick 1505 Richmond St. BRUNSWICK, GA 31520. Phone:(912)265-0620 or (800)933-2627

Self-guiding tours
Brochures and maps of Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Jekyll Island are available at the Golden Isles Welcome Center on I-95 off the southbound lanes between exits 42 and 38 and on St. Simons Island in the village area.
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Courtyard by Marriott Brunswick
580 Millennium Blvd. Brunswick, GA 31525
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Best Western Plus Brunswick Inn & Suites
126 Venture Dr. Brunswick, GA 31525
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Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton
500 Mall Blvd. Brunswick, GA 31525
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Comfort Suites Golden Isles Gateway
220 Gateway Center Blvd. Brunswick, GA 31525
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