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

International Border Town

St. Marys History Walk

 
 
International Border Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
1. International Border Town Marker
Inscription.  
Today, the St. Marys River is the border between Georgia and Florida. During much of its history St. Marys was the southernmost community to separate two nations. Georgians closely watched their neighbors to the south. The fledging nation stationed soldiers at nearby Point Peter where they built a simple fort and nervously watched across the river for all nature of threats. It also meant smugglers and pirates would use the tidal waterways to move back and forth to engage in illegal activity including slave smuggling. International tensions among the U.S., Britain and France led the U.S. Congress to pass the Embargo Act of 1807. The act was devastating to American shipping and agricultural markets causing an increase in illegal trade and undermined national unity. The act was repealed in 1809.
 
Erected 2016 by Leadership Camden - Class of 2015.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesParks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 30° 43.31′ N, 81° 33.234′ W. Marker
International Border Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
2. International Border Town 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 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. Tall Ships in the Harbor (a few steps from this marker); The Tragic Acadians (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 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); a different marker also named Industry finds St. Marys (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Photo Insert Left: New Map of Georgia (1737) by Jean-Frederic Bernard 1683?-1744 image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
3. Photo Insert Left: New Map of Georgia (1737) by Jean-Frederic Bernard 1683?-1744
Courtesy of the Special Collections Department, University of South Florida
Digitization provided by USF Libraries Digital Initiatives & Services.
Photo Insert Middle: Block House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
4. Photo Insert Middle: Block House
Depiction courtesy of Wulff’s Dispatch, March 26, 2012
Photo Insert Right: Block House located at Fort King George Historic Site in Darien, Ga. image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
5. Photo Insert Right: Block House located at Fort King George Historic Site in Darien, Ga.
Photo courtesy of Georgia Department of Natural Resources, State Parks, & Historic Sites.
St. Marys History Park markers from a distance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
6. St. Marys History Park markers from a distance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 6, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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