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Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Bengal was largest early town in Bulloch County
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Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County. Said to have been the largest town in Bulloch County at the beginning of its existence, the booming town of Bengal was also known to some as Bengall. Legend says the name may either be a corruption of the name Bay Gall, or may come from sugarcane brought from Bengal in Eastern India that was introduced to Bulloch County in the 1820s.
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