Mayor William T. Austin

Riceboro, GA is one of the top cities in the U.S. you want to visit. After careful research. We discovered that this fast growing city. Is full of exciting and adventurous things to do. With its desire to appeal to its citizens, local and abroad.

A Message from Mayor William T. Austin

Our city has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.


As we position ourselves for future growth, we want to insure we maintain that authentic sense of place that exists today. Our master plan included in the website is the result of a year long strategic planning initiative that included a broad selection of the voices of our constituents. The ideas and desires emanating from these voices will be augmented by formal Redevelopment plans and other planning activities. You are always welcomed to our city, whether it is work or a visit. Many of our visitors, fish, visit our churches, our historic sites, our recreation centers, or attend our outstanding annual Ricefest Festival.

CITY OF RICEBORO – “A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE”

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.

  • Mission

    The City of Riceboro recognizes the need to plan proactively for future growth through the preparation of this Master Plan. Throughout this planning process, it has been very evident that the community has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

  • Office of the Mayor

    The City of Riceboro recognizes the need to plan proactively for future growth through the preparation of this Master Plan. Throughout this planning process, it has been very evident that the community has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

  • Codes

    The City of Riceboro recognizes the need to plan proactively for future growth through the preparation of this Master Plan. Throughout this planning process, it has been very evident that the community has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

  • Master Plan

    The City of Riceboro recognizes the need to plan proactively for future growth through the preparation of this Master Plan. Throughout this planning process, it has been very evident that the community has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

  • State and Government Resources

    The City of Riceboro recognizes the need to plan proactively for future growth through the preparation of this Master Plan. Throughout this planning process, it has been very evident that the community has a strong sense of history, culture and pride.

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).

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  1. Great, I Love Riceboro, and all it has to offer. Mayor Austin has done a great deal for our city and I am so proud to call him family.

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