St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Frederica - Oglethorpe
that time has spared of the
citadel of the town of Frederica
As an outpost against
The Spanish in Florida
Erected 1904 by The Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Landmarks • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1736.
Location. 31° 13.428′ N, 81° 23.601′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Frederica Drive. At Fort Frederica National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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 — Guns on the River (a few steps from this marker); Frederica — The Kings Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — North StorehouseFrederica - The Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — Keeper of the Kings Stores (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederica — Tavernkeeper and Doctor (about 400 feet away); Five Years at Frederica (about 400 feet away); Patrick and Priscilla Houstoun (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Also see . . . New Georgia Encyclopedia - Fort Frederica. During its heyday, from 1736 to 1758, General James Oglethorpe's town and fort played a pivotal role in the struggle for empire between the competing interests of England and Spain. This clash of cultures pitted British redcoats, the Highland Independent Company of Foot, and coastal rangers and sympathetic Southeastern Indians against the Spanish forces. They were concentrated beyond "the debatable land" southward to St. Augustine, Florida. (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 647 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.