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

Georgia’s Spanish Period

St. Marys History Walk

 
 
Georgia’s Spanish Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
1. Georgia’s Spanish Period Marker
Inscription.  
From roughly 1568 through 1684, twelve Spanish missions were established from St. Augustine to what is now coastal South Carolina. On Cumberland Island, the Franciscan mission San Pedro de Mocama ministered to the Native Americans. The Franciscans were successful in converting many of the Indians to Christianity and in exposing them to European culture.

The year 1597 brought conflict to what had been a congenial relationship. The Indians, having killed all but one of the Franciscans, were eventually massacred by the Spanish, who abandoned the missions in 1685.
 
Erected 2016 by William & Ann Creed and Charles Notter & Patricia Scott.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 43.308′ N, 81° 33.219′ W. Marker is in St. Marys, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bartlett Street and St Marys Street West, on the
Georgia’s Spanish Period Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
2. Georgia’s Spanish Period Marker
left when traveling north. 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 of this marker. The Washington Pump & Oak (here, next to this marker); Industry finds St. Marys (here, next to this marker); The Birth of a City (a few steps from this marker); The Tragic Acadians (a few steps from this marker); The St Marys Peace Garden (a few steps from this marker); St. Marys: A Military Town for 200+ Years (a few steps from this marker); International Border Town (a few steps from this marker); The Lost Native Americans (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Photo Insert Left Side: Georgia Coastal Missions image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
3. Photo Insert Left Side: Georgia Coastal Missions
Courtesy of John E. Worth, Ph.D. Associate Professor,
Department of Anthropology, University of West Florida
Photo Insert Right Side: Five Franciscan Martyrs image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
4. Photo Insert Right Side: Five Franciscan Martyrs
Courtesy of the Five Franciscan Martyrs Region
of the Secular Franciscan Order.
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 September 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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