St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Frederica National Monument
"The town is divided into several ? streets along ? sides are planted orange trees… London Magazine 1745
Imagine a typical day here on Broad Street in the early 1740s. Women worked in fenced gardens. Children played in the streets. Soldiers visited taverns and dealt with tradesmen, and Indians who brought in game. The inhabitants numbered one thousand.
Broad Street was Frederica's main avenue, leading from the town gate to the fort. Some of Frederica's most prosperous citizens built their houses of brick and tabby here, side by side with the wood houses and thatched huts of less wealthy freeholders.
In some respects, Frederica resembled a typical English town, but it was only a small island of British civilization on the edge of the great American wilderness.
Broad Street as it may have looked from here in the early 1740s when Frederica was in its prime.
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 13.422′ N, 81° 23.4′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Mimosa Drive 0.1 miles west of Frederica Drive, on the right when traveling west. The marker is located on the grounds of the Fort Frederica National Monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6515 Frederica Drive, 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. The Town Wall (a few steps from this marker); The Flesh Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica (within shouting distance of this marker); The World Is My Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Shoemaker and Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Tavernkeepers (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Frederica (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Huts and Houses (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Also see . . . Fort Frederica National Monument. (Submitted on November 15, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 351 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.