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Frederica - Old Burial Ground

 
 
Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
1. Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. " This Frederica is a very strange place; it was once a town-the town,the metropolis of the island." Francis Anne Kemble Visitor to Frederica 1839

Here, in unknown graves more than two centries old, lie many of the early settlers of Frederica. Although the town they created did not survive, they helped to lay the foundation for what would become the State of Georgia.

General James Oglethorpe, governor of the colony,passed this cemetery often en route to his plantation outside of town. The noted Clergymen John and Charles Wesley presided at funerals here.

Please help to preserve the fragile ruins at Frederica by not walking on them or disturbing them.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 31° 13.414′ N, 81° 23.318′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Frederica Drive. Click for map. At Fort Frederica National Monument. 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. Frederica - Military Road (a few steps from this marker); The World Is My Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Strong Walls From Refuse
Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Nat. Park Serv.
2. Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker
Wayside drawings on the exhibits are artist's conceptions based on available information.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Frederica (within shouting distance of this marker); Broad Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Town Wall (about 500 feet away); Frederica (about 500 feet away); The Flesh Market (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraLandmarksSettlements & Settlers
 
Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker and Stone Tombs Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
3. Frederica - Old Burial Ground Marker and Stone Tombs
Frederica - Old Burial Ground Stone Tombs Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
4. Frederica - Old Burial Ground Stone Tombs
Who’s buried in the cemetery? It is unknown who is buried in the cemetery and how many people are buried in it. (NPS)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 670 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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