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

The Washington Pump & Oak

St. Marys History Walk

 
 
The Washington Pump & Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
1. The Washington Pump & Oak Marker
Inscription.  
St. Marys’ fresh drinking water was provided by six original wells. The last working well, located in the median in front of Orange Hall, was polluted by flooding.

When George Washington died in 1799, St. Marys’ citizens marched from the dock with a flag-draped symbolic coffin, held a memorial, and buried the coffin in tribute. Four-to-six oaks were planted in commemoration. The last of the trees, located next to the site of the last working well, was cut down in 1987 and the wood harvested for the USS Constitution restoration project.
 
Erected 2016 by Satilla Computer Solutions.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryPatriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 30° 43.308′ N, 81° 33.222′ 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 left when traveling north. Marker located within the St. Marys History Walk.
The Washington Pump & Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
2. The Washington Pump & Oak Marker
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. Industry finds St. Marys (here, next to this marker); Georgia’s Spanish Period (here, next to this marker); The Tragic Acadians (a few steps from this marker); The Birth of a City (a few steps from this marker); International Border Town (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); Tall Ships in the Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Marys.
 
Photo Insert Left: The Washington Pump & Oak State Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
3. Photo Insert Left: The Washington Pump & Oak State Historical Marker
Photo Insert Right: Last Oak remnant image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
4. Photo Insert Right: Last Oak remnant
St. Marys History Walk Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, January 18, 2020
5. St. Marys History Walk Entrance
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 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 7, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 62 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 7, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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