Charlton County, Georgia

Charlton provides the small-town living lifestyle with access to big city benefits including access to a large regional workforce and several transportation routes. The rail is so close to town that visitors frequently visit the viewing platform in Folkston to watch trains passing along the rails to and from Jacksonville and Savannah.

Charlton County is a quick 24 miles from Kingsland Georgia and its Naval Base, 37 miles from the Jacksonville International Airport. With easy access to natural gas, telephone, internet and other services, businesses will find a welcome place in this county.

Okefenokee Industrial Park

The Okefenokee Industrial Park, managed by the Charlton Development Authority, is a 100-acre property located just off of Highway 1 and 301 in Folkston. The park has several building sites ready for operation. In addition, interested businesses can access power, gas, water and sewer services on one of three privately owned sites. With infrastructure already in place, the properties are ready-made for new business. Businesses have immediate access to gas, water and other utilities.


This community regularly draws crowds to the famous Okefenokee Swamp. The nature preserve contains the largest fresh and black water wilderness swamp in North America. Located amid the 700-square mile wilderness refuge, tourists from all over the country travel to explore the area.

Charlton County is 783 square miles of the most forested land in Southeastern Georgia. With mild winters and comfortable summers, residents enjoy agreeable temperatures. The Okenfenokee Chamber of Commerce works closely with local businesses and community members via networking and public events.

With access to tourism, main transportation hubs and a healthy workforce, there are plenty of options for business growth and expansion in Charlton County. With just over 10,000 people in Charlton County, there is plenty of room to grow while enjoying the benefits of small-town living.

Dawn Malin

Dawn Malin

Executive Director

912.496.2536 | |

“Folkston and Charlton County have a lot to offer any business or industry.  We have a lot of great transportation assets and we’re at the heart of a thriving region between Jacksonville Florida and Brunswick Georgia.  I invite you to visit our site or to reach out to me for any questions”

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