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Folkston in Charlton County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Okefenokee Swamp

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Okefenokee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
1. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
Inscription.  Okefenokee, “Land of the Trembling Earth”, was a favorite hunting and fishing ground for many tribes of Indians. General Charles Floyd with 250 dragoons drove out the last of these, the Seminoles, in 1838 ending Indian rebellion in southern Georgia. In 1937 the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired most of the 400,000 acres of the swamp. Now a sanctuary for wild life, it abounds in rare species of birds, mammals, fish and reptiles in a vast natural botanical garden. All hunting is prohibited; some fishing is allowed.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 024-2.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 30° 49.835′ N, 82° 0.605′ W. Marker is in Folkston, Georgia, in Charlton County. Marker is at the intersection of Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Route 23) and West Main Street, on the
Okefenokee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
2. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
Looking south on Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Highways 23 and 121) toward the eastern entrance to the swamp.
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right when traveling south on Okefenokee Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkston GA 31537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Center Village or Centerville (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Roddenberry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charlton County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Dixie Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sardis Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); Trader's Hill (Fort Alert) (approx. 2.8 miles away); First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County (approx. 2.8 miles away); Oldest Industry in Charlton (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folkston.
 
Okefenokee Swamp Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2010
3. Okefenokee Swamp Marker
Looking at the intersection of West Main (to the right, heading west) and Okefenokee Parkway (in the foreground, with south to the right). The marker is difficult to see at the corner of the intersection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,231 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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