St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A New House?
Fort Frederica National Monument
“Two coins were found on the floor. One was a British penny dated 1755, and the other was a United States cent dated 1798.” Archeological Report
The life span of Frederica was brief. Most of the ruins you see represent structures built during the town’s first thirteen years, from 1736 to 1749. After 1749, when General Oglethorpe’s Regiment was disbanded, the town began to die. Houses fell into ruin, and few new ones were built.
On this lot archeologists found predominately 19th century artifacts. Judging by the artifacts the house on this foundation was probably a “newer” house built after the town’s decline.
The first settlers on this lot were Michael and Atkey Wilson who returned to England after seven years. Subsequent residents included Upheame Campbell, a soldier; John Campbell, a tailor; and James Spalding, who may have built the most recent house here about 1768.
The two story tabby house that stood here was probably built ??
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior
Location. 31° 13.416′ N, 81° 23.448′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Frederica Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the 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. Shoemaker and Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Tavernkeepers (a few steps from this marker); Frederica - Huts and Houses (a few steps from this marker); The Flesh Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Indian Interpreter (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Candlemaker (within shouting distance of this marker); The Town Wall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Also see . . . Fort Frederica National Monument. (Submitted on November 15, 2013.)
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