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The Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 26, 2017, will be held in the St. George County Council Chambers.

County Seal

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County Seal

       Designed by local architect, John G. Dumas

   The primary focus of this seal is the old bell tower

   of St. George’s Anglican Church located at the site

   of colonial Dorchester. This is the last remaining

   archeological and architectural feature of the

   important colonial town of Dorchester.

The bell tower represents the heritage of Dorchester County going back to the town of Dorchester; its link to Dorchester, Massachusetts; and, ultimately, our historical link to Dorchester, England.

The live oaks symbolize the richness of the old forests of this land and the longevity of this tree relates to the heritage of this place. 

The circle of leaves symbolize magnolia leaves and link together like the hands of all the citizens of our county, linked together for a common purpose. The proposed motto, “SERVICE JUSTICE PROSPERITY” represents the goals of county government. 1897 is the founding year for the county.