Welcome to the
Burke County Libraries

Serving Waynesboro, Sardis and Midville, Georgia

Members of the East Central Georgia Regional Library

Galileo Index of Journals
Many journals are indexed and abstracted, some also available in full-text at this University System of Georgia site.

Burke County Library Sardis Library Midville Library
412 4th Street
Waynesboro, GA 30830
C.H. Perry Avenue
Sardis, GA 30456
Trout Street
Midville, GA 30441
706/554-3277 912/569-4866 912/589-7825
Monday: 10-8
Tues-Fri: 10-6
Saturday: 9-1
Monday: 12-6
Wednesday: 12-6
Friday: 10-6
Monday: 1-6
Wednesday: 1-6
Friday: 1-6

To get directions to any of our libraries from your location, we suggest using the Yahoo Driving Directions.

At our library we pride ourselves on combining the latest electronic access and interlibrary cooperation with friendly "down-home" service. We offer hardback & paperback books; magazines & newspapers; CD's, videos and Books-on-Tape. We're just a phone call away for reference questions. You can also renew your books by phone, just by giving us your library card number and the names of the items you have out.

We have story hours every Tuesday at 10:30 in Waynesboro, every Friday at 3:00 in Sardis, and every Wednesday at 4:30 in Midville.

We also offer a wide range of special programs and exhibits.

A Quick Look at Burke County, Georgia

Our Names
Burke County was created in 1777 as one of the original eight counties in Georgia. It was first called the Parish of St. George, but was renamed to honor Edmund Burke, a member of the British Parliament who supported the interests of the American colonies. Waynesboro, the county seat, was named for the famous Revolutionary War soldier "Mad Anthony" Wayne.
More information about the history of Burke County may be obtained by contacting the Waynesboro/Burke County Museum and Visitors Center at 536 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830.

Plants and Products
With 832 square miles of land, Burke County is one of the largest counties in the eastern United States. Its fertile farmland produces cotton, corn, soybeans, wheat and peanuts.
Georgia Power Company operates the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant on the Savannah River in the eastern part of the county.
Other major companies with manufacturing facilities in the county are: Kwikset Locks, Allied Gary Safe Company, Perfection-Schwank, Ramstar Industries and Ritz Instrument Transformer.
The Burke County Chamber of Commerce may be reached at (706) 554-5451.

Annual Events
Hunting and fishing are important sports in Burke County, which is nicknamed "The Bird Dog Capital of the World". The Georgia Field Trials is one of the oldest hunting dog competitions in the nation. Burke County also hosts the Georgialina Field Trials and the Southeastern Field Trials .
Bream fishermen enjoy the Ogeechee River Redbreast Festival , held in Midville in May.
The Battle of Waynesboro Re-enactment & Living History is held the first Saturday in December.
The Cotton Country Festival celebrates the harvest of Burke County's most important crop.

Useful Links for Burke County Information

Central Savannah River Area Enterprise Zone
Sardis Development Authority

Places and Events

Tourism Information
Edmund Burke Academy
Waynesboro Burke Receation Department
Waynesboro Burke Humane Society

Our Representatives (with web sites)

Senator Max Cleland
State Senator Charles Walker
State Representative Alberta Anderson

Questions? Comments! E-mail our staff
Velna Glisson, County Library Manager
Elaine Sikes, Library Assistant
Gwen Jackson, Library Assistant

This page last updated March 19, 2001.

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