Statesboro is the largest city and the county seat of Bulloch County, Georgia, United States, with a population of 28,422 at the 2010 census and an estimated 2012 population of 29,779. It is the principal city of the Statesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area, with an estimated 2012 population of 72,694. A college town, Statesboro is best known as the home of Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University.
The city was chartered in 1803, starting as a small trading community providing the basic essentials for surrounding plantations. In 1906, Statesboro leaders joined together to bid for and win the First District A&M School, which eventually grew into Georgia Southern University. Statesboro inspired the blues song "Statesboro Blues", written by Blind Willie McTell in the 1920s, and covered in a well-known version by The Allman Brothers Band.