Wrightsville is a city in Johnson County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,223 at the 2000 census. It was established February 23, 1886. It was named for John B. Wright, one of the members of the committee responsible for selecting the site for the town. The city is the county seat of Johnson County.
Wrightsville is part of the Dublin Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Location in Johnson County and the state of Georgia
Wrightsville is located at (32.725126, -82.720289).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.72%) is water.
The Johnson County School District holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school. The district has 86 full-time teachers and over 1,384 students.
This festival has been held in the small town of Wrightsville for many years. It starts on the eve of July 4 with a fireworks show. This is followed by a street dance on the courthouse square. The festivities continue the next morning with a parade of various floats created by churches and businesses in the community. There is a contest for the winning float design. Following the parade, there are various booths and vendors set up downtown.