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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 431 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WAYCROSS, a city and the county-seat of Ware county, Georgia, U.S.A., about 96 m. S.W. of Savannah and about 6o m. W. of Brunswick. Pop. (188o) 628; (189o) 3364; (1900) 5919 (2899 negroes) ; (1910) 14,485. Waycross is served by the Atlanta, Birmingham & Atlantic, and the Atlantic Coast Line railways, several branches of the latter intersecting here. In the city is the Bunn-Bell Institute (Baptist, opened in 1909). There are large railway car construction and repair shops here, and Way-cross is a commercial centre for the forest products (naval stores and lumber) and the cotton, sugar cane, sweet potatoes, melons and pears of the surrounding country. The municipality owns the water-works, the water-supply being obtained from artesian wells. Before the passage of the state prohibition law Waycross secured virtual prohibition of the sale of intoxicating liquors by requiring a large liquor license fee ($20,000 in 1883, increased to $30,000 in 1892). Waycross was settled in 1870, was first incorporated in 1894 and became a city in 1909. ' A fuller account of his discovery, illustrated by Hewitson, is given in The This (1861, pp. 92-106, pl. iv).
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