St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Flesh Market
Fort Frederica National Monument
“In short, provisions in general are plentiful; venison, beef, pork at two pence, half-penny per pound, and sometimes under. Fish extremely cheap.” William Thompson, London Magazine 1747
Records identify this lot as the site of the “flesh market” or butcher shop. Some of the animals slaughtered here were raised on farm plots allotted to the settlers outside the town walls.
The trustees of the colony agreed to supply the settlers with rations of beef, pork, cheese, and flour, and other provisions for one year. After that they were expected to raise their own livestock and crops.
The butcher shop must have been a simple clapboard or thatched hut. Archeologists found no trace of a building here. The butcher probably lived on the lot directly behind this one.
Erected by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 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. Frederica (a few steps from this marker); The Town Wall (a few steps from this marker); Shoemaker and Soldier (within shouting distance of this marker); Tavernkeepers (within shouting distance of this marker); Broad Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Huts and Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); A New House? (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Frederica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.