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St. Marys in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Clark-Bessant House

 
 
Clark-Bessant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 19, 2017
1. Clark-Bessant House Marker
Inscription.  In this house Aaron Burr fleeing after duel with Alexander Hamilton, and later General Winfield Scott returning from Indian campaign in Florida, were entertained by Major Archibald Clark. W.P.A. 1936.
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Adminstration.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 30° 43.453′ N, 81° 32.851′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Osborne Street and Conyers Street East, on the right when traveling north on Osborne Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Osborne Street, Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Orange Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Oak Tree Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Pump & Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Marys Methodist Church Established 1799-1800
Clark-Bessant House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 19, 2017
2. Clark-Bessant House Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Presbyterian Church (about 300 feet away); City of St. Marys (about 700 feet away); Spanish Occupation of Georgia (about 700 feet away); First Pecan Trees Grown Here About 1840 (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Accuracy of sign information
As a St. Marys historian, I have never seen any record that said Aaron Burr visited this house. The sign was placed with aid from a local garden club. I doubt much research was done to authenticate this claim. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted March 31, 2021, by Kay Westberry of St. Marys, Georgia.
 
Clark-Bessant House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, May 19, 2017
3. Clark-Bessant House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 20, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 8, 2023