Frequently Asked Visitor Questions
Usually whenever family or friends come to visit they ask a lot of questions prior to coming. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we’ve gotten from our out-of-town guests. We love Liberty County and take great pride in where we live. The beautiful oak trees draped in Spanish moss, the dirt road drives and lots of Instagram worthy spots make it a joy to live here. Our coastal gem sure is pretty, but we do have a few things that need some explaining when company comes.
1. Where is Liberty County?
Liberty County is a coastal county about 35 minutes south of Savannah. It is home to 7 towns, Fort Stewart and our barrier island, St. Catherines. It is approximately 45 miles from one end of the county to the other. Our coastal community has more salt marsh than most, which makes for some beautiful landscapes.
2. What is the weather like in Liberty County?
We like our weather warm and our sweet tea cold. We do get an occasional cold front, but they usually don’t last long, thank goodness! So, if you are coming to visit, you can leave your big winter coat behind.
We typically recommend dressing in layers. With it being so warm outside, most places keep their indoors quite cool so some might need a sweater.
3. Will there be lots of bugs?
Wear bug spray as if your life depended on it! We try to keep a stash handy. Sunscreen hording wouldn’t be a bad idea either since it’s warm most of the year. A big tip we have when it comes to sunscreen and bug spray is to keep reapplying! Putting it on one time when you are out and about for 6 hours, won’t be nearly as effective. But the gnats are worth it for a view like this!
4. What is it like living near a military base?
Fort Stewart is the largest military instillation East of the Mississippi River and is located right in the middle of Liberty County. There are around 20,000+ soldiers in residence here at any time so soldiers are a large part of our community. We take great pride in our servicemen/women and love helping them make Liberty County their home.
5. Is there anything to do?
Between history, nature, agritourism and outdoor recreation we really have got a little bit of everything. One day you could be kayaking on coastal waters, while the next you are out learning about the Gullah Geechee culture at Geechee Kunda.
If history or outdoor recreation activities aren’t for you, then be sure to check out all the best bites around town. We have such a melting pot of residents here that our restaurant options really reflect that uniqueness.
There are also plenty of community events happening throughout the year. Be sure to check out our community calendar to see if there are any fun things happening when company visits. Blues, Brews & BBQ, the Food Truck Festival and our Christmas Parade are a few of our annual events that you won’t want to miss out on.
6. Does it snow there?
With our winters being pretty mild, snow is a rarity around here. Hurricanes are a bit more common due to our proximity to the coast. This is just some of the destruction that was caused at the Bacon Fraser House by Hurricane Irma back in 2017. Everything’s been fixed but that hurricane was a doozy!
7. Why do you have 3 Walmarts?
Well Liberty County is probably a little bigger than you think. We have over 60,000 residents in Liberty County, not including soldiers and their families. Plus, we have folks that come to our county from surrounding counties to shop for groceries, so those extra stores are a necessity.
We are “Liberty County Proud” of our community! Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette coined the phrase “Liberty County Proud,” and it couldn’t be truer. Liberty County is one of the most progressive and fastest-growing counties in Georgia. We have rich history, a melting pot of culture, nice people and a good time. Come #exploreliberty and discover just how great it is.