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Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Capt. Mark Carr

1702 – 1767

 

— Brunswick’s First Settler —

 
Capt. Mark Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
1. Capt. Mark Carr Marker
Inscription.  
Came to Georgia in 1738 as an officer in the English forces located on St. Simons Island: Established a plantation known as "Carr’s Fields" and maintained a military outpost on the site of the City of Brunswick; assisted in repelling the Spanish Invasion of 1742; and held many positions of honor and trust in which he gave loyal service to the Colony of Georgia.

Brunswick Chapter
(Bottom Plaque)
The bricks used in this base came from the ruins of Capt. Carr's home on Blythe Island.

 
Erected by Brunswick Rotary Chapter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 31° 8.755′ N, 81° 29.658′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Newcastle Street south of Mansfield Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker located near the southeast corner of Brunswick Old City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1229 Newcastle Street, Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Capt. Mark Carr Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 23, 2020
2. Capt. Mark Carr Marker
this marker. Queen Square (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Queen Square (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Queen Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Queen Square (about 300 feet away); Liberty Tree (about 300 feet away); James Edward Oglethorpe (about 300 feet away); Jekyll Square East (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jekyll Square West (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
 
Also see . . .  Signature Squares of Brunswick. (Submitted on August 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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