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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Five Years at Frederica

Fort Frederica National Monument

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2016
1. Five Years at Frederica Marker
Inscription.  
”Gone to Carolina”
Town Census
1743

Samuel Perkins, a coachmaker, arrived at Frederica with the first settlers. He built two good houses in town, one of them on this foundation. Outside town he cleared and fenced five acres, built another house, and planted oranges, peaches, and other crops.

But life at Frederica was not easy for Perkins. General Oglethorpe forbade him to sell iron goods or make chaises. A captain in the regiment prevented him from working his garden. One of Oglethorpe’s boatmen beat him up. And although Perkins was a town peace officer, the soldiers were ordered to ignore him.

Perkins left town for Charleston, South Carolina, in May 1743. The records don’t fully explain why he had so much trouble, noting only that he was “persecuted out of the colony.”
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1743.
 
Location. 31° 
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13.431′ N, 81° 23.52′ W. Marker is on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Mimosa Drive, 0.3 miles west of Frederica Road. Marker is located along the interpretive trail at Fort Frederica National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6515 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederica — Tavernkeeper and Doctor (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — Keeper of the Kings Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); Patrick and Priscilla Houstoun (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Candlemaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — Carpenter and Oarmaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — Destroyed by Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Indian Interpreter (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - The Fort (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .  The Georgia Colony and the Settlement of Frederica. Life at Frederica was hard. The land was not the best for agriculture, and much of the food had to be imported from the mainland. The constant fear of an attack by the Spanish had to be endured. A third of the colonists
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2. Marker illustration
Samuel Perkins suffered many misfortunes at Frederica. A government servant shot six of his hogs when they got loose in town.
eventually returned to England or settled elsewhere in Georgia. (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Five Years at Frederica Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, March 10, 2016
3. Five Years at Frederica Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 12, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 157 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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