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Near Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Changing Landscape

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
Changing Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. Changing Landscape Marker
Inscription.  In the 1800s, a busy village stood where you now see a wooded area beyond the parking lot.

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 or 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. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Changing Landscape Marker (<i>wide view • located atop rampart at northwest corner of fort</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
2. Changing Landscape Marker (wide view • located atop rampart at northwest corner of fort)
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
 
Cockspur Island today (<i>view looking northeast from near marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
3. Cockspur Island today (view looking northeast from near marker)
"Northwest corner, Fort Pulaski, looking towards Savannah", with the Construction Village seen image. Click for full size.
1863
4. "Northwest corner, Fort Pulaski, looking towards Savannah", with the Construction Village seen
This photo used on the marker is from the Library of Congress.
 
 
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 102 times since then and 18 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 Querétaro, Mexico.
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