Remarkable Living, Everyday
Henry and Clara Ford sought to improve the quality of life and open doors for people living in Richmond Hill, formerly Ways Station. Their dreams and intentions did not die with them. Their legacy is still behind Richmond Hill's growth and fortunate existence. Richmond Hill was built on education, entrepreneurship, low taxes and beautiful landscape - the sense of community anyone can enjoy.
The goal of the Bryan County Board of Education is to provide a first-class education to meet the individual needs of a diverse student population by making it a priority to create a safe and comfortable learning environment. Our community values the importance of education highly, believing in a well-rounded curriculum to enhance the education each child receives.
Explore our state-of-the-art recreation facility at Devaul Henderson Park, which includes: baseball and softball complex, walking trails, a 10-court regulation tennis complex and artificial turf fields for soccer and football.
South Bryan County Recreation Center features two gymnasiums, outdoor basketball court, baseball and soccer fields, batting cages and a skate park.
Enjoy the serene 3-mile nature trail at J.F. Gregory Park, home of the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival, held every third weekend in October.
Enjoy lovely restaurants, unique boutiques and antique shops, golf on one of our public courses, enjoy a day on the great Ogeechee River or a beautiful sunset under a majestic oak - you'll never want to leave!
Prospective home buyers have an extra incentive to live in Richmond Hill with a Homestead Exemption of $2,000 of assessed value of land and home. In addition to having one of the most competitive tax rates of all the coastal counties, homeowners ages 65 and up receive a $50,000 Homestead Exemption from the City, County and Board of Education property tax. Just another reason Richmond Hill is the best place to retire on the coast of Georgia!
With an abundance of beautiful deep-water property, you can enjoy fishing and crabbing from the dock of your own waterfront home. For other, Richmond Hill's two full service marinas provide easy access to the area's many rivers and creeks - truly a boaters paradise.
Facts at your Fingertips
BRYAN COUNTY, GEORGIA
Founded in 1793
County Seat: Pembroke, Georgia
Bryan County 454 square miles Richmond Hill 14.58 square miles Pembroke 8 square miles Elevation 14' Interstate 95 1.3 Interstate 16 13.7 US Coastal Highway 17 0
Bryan County 29,648 Richmond Hill 14,508 Pembroke 5,782
Richmond Hill 130.3 square miles (land area) Pembroke 141.2 square miles (land area) Richmond Hill 0.2 square miles (water area) Pembroke 0.3 square miles (water area)
Richmond Hill Unemployment 1.5% Pembroke Unemployed 2.9%
Richmond Hill, Median HH Income $59,190 Pembroke, Median HH Income $36,103
Distance to Major Cities:
Savannah 13 miles Macon 167 miles Atlanta 250 miles Hilton Head, South Carolina 59 miles Charelston, South Carolina 121 miles Jacksonville, Florida 120 miles
Savannah Port Authority
Port Authority 20.3 miles
Savannah/Hilton Head International 17.3 miles Runway Length 9351 x 150ft/2850 x 46m (longest) Runway Surface Grooved Concrete Hinesville Airport 36.6 miles Runway Length 3698 x 75 Runway Surface Paved
Ft. Stewart 25 miles Hunter Army Airfield 13.7 miles
Average Annual Temperature 78 degrees January Average High 60, Low 38 July Average High 92, Low 72 Annual Rainfall 49.58" Annual Snowfall None Prevailing Wind Direction NW
Richmond Hill Mayor and City Council Pembroke Mayor and City Council Bryan County Board of Commisioners
Taxes (Please visit the following websites)
Memorial Helath University (Savannah) 530 beds, Tertiary Care, Level 1 Trauma St. Joseph's Hospital (Savannah) 350 beds Candler Hospital (Savannah) 331 beds
Education (Primary-High School) Colleges & Universities within 25 miles Lanier Primary Savannah College of Art & Design Bryan County Elementary Savannah State University Bryan County Middle School Georgia Southern University - Armstrong Campus Bryan County High School Savannah Technical College Richmond Hill Primary School Brewton-Parker College Richmond Hill Elementary School Strayer University Richmond Hill Middle School Virginia College George Washington Carver Elementary University of Phoenix McAllister Elementary School Georgia Southern University (60 miles)
Attractions and Museums
- Fort McAllister State Park
- Richmond Hill History Museum
- J.F. Gregory Park
- DeVaul Henderson Park
- Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail
- Historical Markers
Major Annual Events
Chamber Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon December Rotary Club of Richmond Hill Annual Fundraiser February Annual Easter Extravaganza Spring Cars & Coffee March-October Georgia Cities Week April Relay for Life April Memorial Day Program May Chamber Golf Tournament May Memorial Day Celebration/Commemoration May July Fourth Celebration July Bryan County Bass Masters Fishing Tournament August Labor Day Celebration September Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival 3rd Weekend in October Candle Lantern Tour at Fort McAllister October Veterans Day Observance November Holiday Artist Collective December Annual Chili Cook-Off December Annual Hometown Christmas Parade December Siege of Ft. McAllister Reenactment December Winter Muster, Battle and Candle Lantern Tour December
- Ft. McAllister State Park
- Richmond Hill Recreation Center
- Richmond Hill Teen Center
- Pembroke Community Center
- J.F. Gregory Park
- DeVaul Henderson Park
- Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association
- Public Libraries (2)
- Public Gold Courses (2)
Financial Institutions (banks, mortgage companies & credit unions)
Richmond Hill: 13