Statesboro, GA
  • 29,016 Population
  • 13.5 Square Miles
  • 2933 Businesses

A Fun Fact About
Statesboro, GA

Blind Willie McTell lived in Statesboro as a young child through his late teens. During that time he would play his 12 string guitar to the guests of the Jaeckel Hotel, which is now City Hall in historic downtown Statesboro. Later in life, Blind Willie McTell is credited as one of the top ten artists that started the Blues movement in America. He is most noted for his song "Statesboro Blues" first recorded by Taj Mahal but later made famous by the Allman Brothers Band. Another noted musician from Statesboro is Emma Kelly. Our downtown historic theater is named after the lady of 6000 songs. She was an instrumental part of the culture in our region performing in night clubs, churches, dance studios, country clubs, and social gatherings throughout the region. After meeting and befriending Johnny Mercer, her notoriety soared landing her as a character in John Berendt's book, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," and later a cameo role in the movie directed by Clint Eastwood.

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