St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Frederica - Old Burial Ground
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. Touch for map. At Fort Frederica National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Colonial Era • Landmarks • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 752 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 12, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.