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Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Rincon is approximately 8836 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1061 (1990), 3228 (2010).
The amount of land area in Rincon is 14.839 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rincon to Washington DC is 518 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 216 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rincon is positioned 32.29 degrees north of the equator and 81.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The Rincon city color is Green.

History & History Related Items

The city of Rincon as it is known now, became so on July 1, 1997. Prior to that time it was simply known as the Town of Rincon founded in 1927. That is not to say Rincon just sprang up suddenly in 1927. The town was in existence since about 1880. Rincon was built around a railroad depot and telegraph station that connected Georgia and South Carolina via a bridge across the Savannah River. The name of "Rincon" is thought to come from a town in the country of Mexico. A full-time telegraph station was in place in 1895. Rincon was a depot for the mostly rural farm community that produced lumber, cotton and tobacco. There were several turpintine stills in the surrounding area. Rincon has almost always been a bedroom community to Savannah, and early residents often rode the train to work in the shipyards and port of Savannah. The first school in Rincon was a two story one-room school house opened around 1900. Rincon was "electrified" with the assistance of the Rural Electrification Assistance program in 1939. In 1954, the population of Rincon wa just at 650 people and the town was chartered by the State of Georgia. Today, Rincon, and South Effingham County are one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Georgia. Effingham County has been listed as one of the most desirable places to livein the United States.
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The founding of Rincon



Annual 4th of July parade that attracts entries from around Georgia.
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Rincon City Government

Rincon has a city council of six members and a mayor Rincon


Rincon is the largest city in Effingham County.
The largest employer is the Fort Howard Paper Company, manufacturing paper products from 100% recycled post-consumer paper waste.
Rincon employs more people than all other municipalities in the county combined.
Rincon is home to 4 major grocery store chains and a number of other businesses.
Rincon is considered a bedroom community to the Greater Savannah area and is one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Georgia.

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