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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

A New House?

Fort Frederica National Monument

 
 
A New House? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
1. A New House? Marker
Inscription.  
“Two coins were found on the floor. One was a British penny dated 1755, and the other was a United States cent dated 1798.” Archeological Report

The life span of Frederica was brief. Most of the ruins you see represent structures built during the town’s first thirteen years, from 1736 to 1749. After 1749, when General Oglethorpe’s Regiment was disbanded, the town began to die. Houses fell into ruin, and few new ones were built.

On this lot archeologists found predominately 19th century artifacts. Judging by the artifacts the house on this foundation was probably a “newer” house built after the town’s decline.

The first settlers on this lot were Michael and Atkey Wilson who returned to England after seven years. Subsequent residents included Upheame Campbell, a soldier; John Campbell, a tailor; and James Spalding, who may have built the most recent house here about 1768.

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The two story tabby house that stood here was probably built ??
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1755.
 
Location. 31° 13.416′ N, 81° 23.448′ W. Marker is on St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Frederica Drive. The marker is on the grounds of the 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. Shoemaker and Soldier (a few steps from this marker); Tavernkeepers (a few steps from this marker); Frederica - Huts and Houses (a few steps from this marker); Frederica — Destroyed by Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flesh Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica — Carpenter and Oarmaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica - Indian Interpreter (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederica (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.)
 
A New House? Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, September 22, 2013
2. A New House? Marker
 
 
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 461 times since then and 26 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.

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