Hinesville Business Signs
Hinesville is a city located in the southeastern region of the present-day U.S. state of Georgia. Prior to its statehood, this area of Georgia was inhabited by Apalachee and then Creek native groups. Hinesville, Georgia itself was founded in 1837. Nearby Riceboro was originally the seat of Liberty County, but that designation was transferred to Hinesville that same year. Hinesville, Georgia was named after Charleton Hines, who was a state senator. Hinesville, Georgia was officially incorporated into a city in 1916.
Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Hinesville, Georgia has a total population of 33,577 people. Hinesville, Georgia is considered the principal city in the Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Metropolitan Statistical Area, according to a 2010 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, has a total population of 77,917 people.
Hinesville, Georgia is probably best known for its location near Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart, which was built in January of 1941, is a “census-designated place and United States Army post” garrisoning the 3rd Infantry Division. The entirety of the Fort Stewart Military Reservation includes approximately 280,000 acres. According to a 2010 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, Fort Stewart has 4,924 people “residing in the base.” Fort Stewart was named after Daniel Stewart, a Brigadier General, Revolutionary War hero, and political leader who came from Liberty County, Georgia. Fort Stewart itself is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River.
Hinesville, Georgia isn’t only about Fort Stewart, though. The city also features such marveled institutions as Liberty County High School, Live Oak Public Libraries, Hinesville Police Department and Law Enforcement Center, Liberty County Justice Center, Liberty County Courthouse Annex, Liberty County Recreation Department, and Armstrong State University Hinesville.
Armstrong State University Hinesville, as you can probably already surmise, is part of Armstrong State University, based in Savannah, Georgia. Armstrong State University, which was established in 1935 as Armstrong Atlantic State University, had (as of June 2011) 7,094 students enrolled in total. This four-year public university is part of the University System of Georgia. Armstrong State University competes in NCAA Division II athletics.
Hinesville, Georgia is home to no professional sporting franchises of note. Armstrong State University’s Pirates, however, play in the NCAA Division II Peach Belt Conference. Armstrong State University’s Pirates are winners of 13 titles – producing 296 All-Americans. Sadly, however, due to Armstrong State University’s impending consolidation with Georgia Southern University, it was announced that Armstrong State University Pirates’s athletic program would be discontinued at the end of that academic year.
Hinesville, Georgia’s city motto is “home for a day or a lifetime.” Interestingly, Hinesville, Georgia also has two international sister cities. Hinesville, Georgia’s international sister cities are Marsabit in Kenya and Yichun, Jiangxi, China. Hinesville, Georgia’s main newspaper, the Coastal Courier, claims to have “the best weekly newspaper website in Georgia.” That is undoubtedly a lot of pressure to live up to.
Do you, by any chance, own a small business in and/or around the Hinesville, Georgia area? Have you perhaps thought about becoming one? If you should choose to embark upon such an exciting endeavor, why not check out these helpful resources listed below?:
Apply for a Business License in Hinesville, Georgia:
How to Open a Business in the City of Hinesville, Georgia:
Liberty County Chamber of Hospitality & Commerce:
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