“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Delegal's Fort

Delegal's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 2008
1. Delegal's Fort Marker
Inscription. The first fortification built by the British on the South End of St. Simons Island was erected near this site in April, 1736, by soldiers of the South Carolina Independent Company under the command of Lieutenant Philip Delegal. Before coming to St. Simons these soldiers had been stationed at Fort Frederica near Port Royal, South Carolina.
The fortification erected here, known as "Delegal`s Fort at Sea Point", commanded the entrance to the harbor, being located "so that all ships... must pass within shot of the point".
In 1738, when a regiment of British soldiers was brought to St. Simons Island, Lieutenant Delegal and his soldiers were taken into Oglethorpe`s Regiment. Fort St. Simons was then built taking the site of Delegal`s Fort. Most of the area covered by the fortification has been washed away.
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-39.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 8.13′ N, 81° 23.283′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Blvd and 8th St, on the right when traveling north on Ocean Blvd. Click for map.
Delegal's Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Delegal's Fort Marker
Stone Marker for site of Fort St Simons at left
Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Saint Simons (here, next to this marker); Old Spanish Garden (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Couper's Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort St. Simons (approx. 0.3 miles away); Keepers of the Light (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic St. Simons Lighthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early History of St. Simons Island (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Light House ~ 1810 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryWar, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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