Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Benjamin and Nancy Hart
Georgia patriots of the revolution in 1796 purchased 50 acres of land at this site and made it their home. Benjamin Hart died here at the close of the year 1801.
Erected by Brunswick Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Women. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
Location. 31° 8.08′ N, 81° 28.88′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue (U.S. 341) and Lanier Boulevard (King and Prince Boulevard), on the left when traveling west on 4th Avenue. Marker is located in a pull-out on the south side of 4th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mark Carr (approx. half a mile away); Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wright Square Hanover Square (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Hanover Square (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Hanover Square (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Hanover Square (approx. one mile away); Glynn Academy Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brunswick.
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1. Benjamin and Nancy Hart.
Benjamin and Nancy came from North Carolina to Georgia, and lived in Elbert County prior to the Revolutionary War, and at the outbreak he enlisted. While her husband was away Nancy became a nationally acclaimed heroine by capturing several Tories on her property who were demanding food. At the close of the war they came to Brunswick, settling in the area now known as Wright Square. The land they owned was a 50-acre tract located in the southeastern part of the city. His grave is unmarked, but he is believed to be buried in Wright Square, which was the public burying ground at that time.(Submitted on March 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Nancy Morgan Hart - A Colonial Woman Who Became an American Legend
While in Brunswick the family finally achieved prosperity. According to tax records, in 1794 Benjamin owned fifty acres of land and fifteen enslaved people. He became an important member of the local courts. Nancy was now a prosperous housewife. In 1801, Benjamin advertised in the local paper that he was selling his land so he could move, but he passed away before the sale could be completed.(Submitted on March 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Nancy Hart.
Georgia frontierswoman Nancy Morgan Hart was a legendary hero of the American Revolution who made it her mission to rid the Georgia territory of British Loyalists (Tories). According to various accounts, she captured six, killed one, and oversaw the hanging of five others. She also served as a spy. A Georgia county, city, lake, and highway are all named for the state’s most famous female Revolutionary War hero.(Submitted on March 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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