Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort King George
This fort served as a barrier against the Spanish in Florida, French in the interior, and their Indian allies for about a decade.
Soldiers who died in service are buried nearby in a graveyard lost for 200 years. Some of the graves are marked now. Others are on the site of a 16th century Spanish Mission.
Erected 1952 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-6A.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 22.103′ N, 81° 26.113′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) near Fort King George Rd. (Georgia Highway 25), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Darien (here, next to this marker); Port of Darien (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Darien (within Darien Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burning of Darien (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodists at Darien (about 500 feet away); McIntosh County (about 700 feet away); Oglethorpe Oak (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
Regarding Fort King George. Fort King George (Georgia's oldest fort) was built in 1721, near what would become Darien. At the time it was the southern-most outpost of the British Empire in North America. The fort was abandoned in 1727 following attacks from the Spanish. (From Wikipedia)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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