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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fort Argyle

 
 
Fort Argyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Fort Argyle Marker
Missing for several years, marker just recently replaced
Inscription. Near here, on the West bank of the Ogeechee River, Fort Argyle was built in 1733, to command one of the main passes by which enemy Indians had recently invaded South Carolina, and to give protection to the settlers of Savannah from anticipated raid by Spaniards from Florida.

The fort was named in honor of John, Duke of Argyle, friend and patron of James Edward Oglethorpe, and was garrisoned by Captain McPherson with a detachment of Rangers.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 015-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 58.357′ N, 81° 22.603′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 144 and State Road 67, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 144. Click for map. Located within Fort Stewart Military Installation. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hazen's Division at the Canoochee River (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort McAllister (approx. 4.1 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke
Fort Argyle Marker, looking south along State Road 144 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 3, 2010
2. Fort Argyle Marker, looking south along State Road 144
(approx. 4.1 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 4.2 miles away); Ways Station (approx. 4.4 miles away); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (approx. 4.5 miles away); J. F. Gregory (approx. 4.5 miles away); Robert E. Lee (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Argyle Marker, shares location with Hazen's Division Marker, at junction Ga 144 and 67 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
3. Fort Argyle Marker, shares location with Hazen's Division Marker, at junction Ga 144 and 67
*see nearby markers
Fort Argyle Map image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries
4. Fort Argyle Map
This 1740 map of Savannah shows the location of Fort Argyle in relation to the Ogeechee and Canoochee rivers. The road that travels north out of the fort leads to Old Fort and then to Ebenezer.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,532 times since then and 7 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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