Statesboro is a city in southeast Georgia, United States, and is the county seat and most populous city of Bulloch County. In 2008, the U.S. Census population estimate for Statesboro was 27,158; also, the Statesboro, GA Metropolitan Statistical Area became Georgia's smallest MSA with a population of 67,761. A college town, Statesboro is best known as the home to Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral-Research University.The city was chartered in 1803, starting as a small farming community providing the basic essentials for surrounding farms. In 1906 Statesboro leaders joined together to bid for and win First District A&M School, which eventually grew to become Georgia Southern University. Statesboro provided the inspiration for the blues song "Statesboro Blues", written by Blind Willie McTell in the 1920s and famously covered by The Allman Brothers Band.