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Frederica - Oglethorpe

 
 
Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
1. Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker
Inscription.
This remnant is all
that time has spared of the
citadel of the town of Frederica
built by
General Oglethorpe
A.D. 1736
As an outpost against
The Spanish in Florida

 
Erected 1904 by The Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 31° 13.428′ N, 81° 23.601′ 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 - The Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Candlemaker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederica - Indian Interpreter (about 600 feet away); Frederica - The Barricks (about 700 feet away); A New House? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frederica - Huts and Houses
Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker, seen beside doorway at right, image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
2. Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker, seen beside doorway at right,
Ruins in forground were for Fort's storehouses
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Shoemaker and Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tavernkeepers (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .  New Georgia Encyclopedia - Fort Frederica. During its heyday, from 1736 to 1758, General James Oglethorpe's town and fort played a pivotal role in the struggle for empire between the competing interests of England and Spain. This clash of cultures pitted British redcoats, the Highland Independent Company of Foot, and coastal rangers and sympathetic Southeastern Indians against the Spanish forces. They were concentrated beyond "the debatable land" southward to St. Augustine, Florida. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
3. Frederica - Oglethorpe Marker
Frederica - tabby ruins of Citadel known as Fort Frederica image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 10, 2009
4. Frederica - tabby ruins of Citadel known as Fort Frederica
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 56 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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