Near Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Here at the mouth of the Savannah River, Cockspur Island was a strategic military outpost from before the Revolutionary War until after World War II. Tides once regularly covered the island. Armies cleared any vegetation the tides left behind and built a drainage system to keep the land dry.
The military abandoned the fort in the late 1870s, entrusting it to the care of the Cockspur Island lighthouse keepers. Since then, plants and animals have reclaimed parts of the island.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Forts and Castles.
Location. 32° 1.661′ N, 80° 53.45′ W. Marker is near Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road, one mile north of U.S. 80. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, atop the rampart at the northwest corner of the fort. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powder Magazine (a few steps from this marker); Key to the South (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Red-hot Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The changing landscape of Cockspur Island
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4. submitted on May 3, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.