About

Rice Fest

City of Pride!

Bianca Croft
Photo by Bianca Croft

The City of Riceboro is a growing coastal town supporting – and supported by – its citizens and industries. As part of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area between Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, the City of Riceboro is in the perfect position to progress while preserving the unique culture and serving its citizens. The City of Riceboro has historic beginnings as the oldest existing city in Liberty County, Georgia, and home of successful rice plantations. The rice plantations, and the slave labor that powered those economic engines, were common in Georgia's coastal region. One in particular, which still exists, is called, "The Lecounte Woodmanston Plantation." However, from this complex history, the rice culture and the people who labored to ensure the viability of the fledgling colony and state have blossomed. The evidence and heritage can be seen today – nowhere more apparent, perhaps, than Liberty County and in the City of Riceboro itself. The Gullah Geechee culture and people of pride bring a character that is the hallmark of coastal Georgia. Several historic attractions, such as the Baptismal Trail and Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, as well as various parks and historic churches exist to preserve the culture and promote natural recreation. 

In Riceboro, you gain the benefits of a close-knit community with potential to grow with pride.

The Mission: Preserve the heritage, promote the culture, and serve the people of Riceboro while supporting the growth of the City of Riceboro, Georgia.

The Vision: To lead the way in providing big opportunities in a growing community.

Riceboro Is the Oldest Existing City in Liberty County

Welcome to RiceboroWhich 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.

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). Data from the 2020 Census will be available soon so we can see how much we have grown as well as plan for the city's future!