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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Guale Indian Village

Fort King George Historic Site

 
 
Guale Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
1. Guale Indian Village Marker
Inscription. Colonel Barnwell in early colonial records wrote about an Indian village that inhabited the site of Fort King George “for 40 acres round.” Thousands of sherds of Indian pottery, along with remains of 15 crude wautle and daub houses, have been found here. The Guale, decimated by European diseases, were attacked in 1661 by a tribe from the north and their village burned. Escaping to nearby Sapelo Island, their home was never reoccupied.
 
Location. 31° 21.864′ N, 81° 24.948′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of McIntosh Road and Wayne Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Fort King George Historical Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 McIntosh Road, Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How Steam Engines Worked (here, next to this marker); Lower Bluff Sawmill (here, next to this marker); 200 Years of Sawmilling (a few steps from this marker); Old Fort King George (a few steps from this marker); To The Soldiers Of Fort King George
Guale Indian Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
2. Guale Indian Village Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Savannah Lumber Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Early Spanish Mission (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of John McIntosh Kell (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Darien.
 
Also see . . .  Fort King George Historic Site. (Submitted on November 16, 2013.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 276 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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