Richmond Hill is a city in Bryan County, Georgia. Only a year after the founding of the Georgia colony at Savannah, awarded grants of land on the Ogeechee River in 1734. Once known as St. Phillips Parish, Bryan County was established in 1793. Richmond Hill was incorporated as a city in 1962. The current mayor is Harold Fowler, who took office in 2009. Previously, Richard Davis served in that capacity since 1989. The city is governed by a mayor and a four member city council.
Richmond Hill has a historical connection to industrialist Henry Ford. Ford used the town, formerly known as Ways Station, as a winter home and philanthropic social experiment, building the complex known as the Ford Farms along the Ogeechee River in the 1930s. After just one visit he chose this area as his winter home. Ford’s dwelling was built on the site of Richmond Plantation, which was burned by elements of General William T. Sherman’s army at the conclusion of the “March to the Sea”.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $58,380