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

The Tragic Acadians

St. Marys History Walk

 
 
The Tragic Arcadians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
1. The Tragic Arcadians Marker
Inscription.  
These French-speaking refugees were forced to leave their homes in Nova Scotia by the British during the French & Indian War (1754-1763). The descendants of these oppressed Acadians ultimately sought refuge in St. Marys in the late 1790s after fleeing slave revolts in Santo Domingo and nearby Haiti. Most moved on to Louisiana and other parts, but many made St. Marys their home. Visit the tomb of Acadians, found behind the Resurrection Angel, at Oak Grove Cemetery.
 
Erected 2016 by Ed & Susan Robinson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 30° 43.308′ N, 81° 33.229′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker can be reached from Bartlett Street near St Marys Street West, on the left. Marker located within the St. Marys History Walk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Bartlett St, Saint Marys GA 31558, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
The Tragic Arcadians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
2. The Tragic Arcadians Marker
of this marker. International Border Town (a few steps from this marker); The Washington Pump & Oak (a few steps from this marker); Industry finds St. Marys (a few steps from this marker); Georgia’s Spanish Period (a few steps from this marker); Tall Ships in the Harbor (a few steps from this marker); Shipbuilding Launched in St. Marys (a few steps from this marker); Ships Under Sail: (a few steps from this marker); The Birth of a City (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Photo Insert Center: “Deportation of Acadians Order” image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
3. Photo Insert Center: “Deportation of Acadians Order”
Charles William Jefferys- Doughty, Arthur G.; Chronicles of Canada, vol. 9, Toronto, Glasgow, Brook & Company, 1916, P. IV.
Uploaded from University of Moncton Library and Archives Canada.
Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo Insert Right Side: “The Expulsion of the Acadians” image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
4. Photo Insert Right Side: “The Expulsion of the Acadians”
Henri beau – 1900
Licensed Under Public Domain
Entrance to St. Marys History Walk image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
5. Entrance to St. Marys History Walk
St. Marys History Park commemoration plaque image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
6. St. Marys History Park commemoration plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 28, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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