Williamson Island

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Known as Georgia’s newest island, Williamson Island was first detected around 1971 and later claimed by the State of Georgia. It formed by the growth of a sand bar or detached spit off the south end of Little Tybee and the sand is thought to have come from the erosion of Tybee. Its current length is approximately two miles. The island was named for Mr. Jimmy Williamson, a former Mayor of Darien, Georgia.

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