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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Frederica - Military Road

 
 
Frederica - Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
1. Frederica - Military Road Marker
Inscription. " The inhabitants of the town went out on the 25th [September 1738] with the General and cut a road through the woods down to the soldiers fort..."
Gentleman's Magazine

January 1739

In front of you lies the trace of the historic Military Road - a critical link between Frederica and Fort St. Simons at the southern tip of the island.

Townspeople and soldiers built the road, hacking through six miles of thick woods and marshes in three days. Since the work was done without pay, General Oglethorpe rewarded the workers with a round of drinks.

On July 7, 1742, Frederica's defenders marched down this road and encountered the Spanish grenadiers whom they defeated at Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 31° 13.404′ N, 81° 23.313′ 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 - Old Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Strong Walls From Refuse
Frederica - Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nat. Park Serv.
2. Frederica - Military Road Marker
The Military Road opened communications between the two British fortifications on St. Simons Island.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Frederica (about 300 feet away); The World Is My Parish (about 300 feet away); Broad Street (about 500 feet away); The Town Wall (about 500 feet away); Frederica (about 500 feet away); The Flesh Market (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see relationship, study markers shown.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia. Fort Frederica, Destined to defend the southern frontier from the continued presence of Spanish colonials in the American Southeast (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Frederica - Military Road looking eastward image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
3. Frederica - Military Road looking eastward
Frederica - Military Road looking west, thru town to Fort Frederica image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
4. Frederica - Military Road looking west, thru town to Fort Frederica
Frederica - Military Road in town , towards fort image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
5. Frederica - Military Road in town , towards fort
Frederica - Military Road Fort Frederica image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
6. Frederica - Military Road Fort Frederica
Established in 1736 by James Oglethorpe to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia, this historic national site includes remnants of a tabby fortress the British built in the 1730s as a bulwark against Spanish invaders from Florida.
Frederica - Military Road Marker, Historian/ Period actor along Military Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
7. Frederica - Military Road Marker, Historian/ Period actor along Military Road
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 640 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. 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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