Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Highlanders of Scotland
who founded New Inverness in 1736 AD
Their valor defended the struggling colony
from - the - Spanish - invasion
Their ideals traditions and culture
the land of their adoption
Erected 1936 by The Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America,The St. Andrews Society of the City of Savannah, The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Georgia.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 31° 22.218′ N, 81° 26.058′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) and Adams Street (Georgia Route 99), on the left when traveling south on Ocean Highway. Touch for map. Marker is one block north of City Hall. 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. The Oglethorpe Oak (a few steps from this marker); McIntosh County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Oglethorpe Oak The Burning of Darien (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodists at Darien (about 600 feet away); Darien's Railroad and Depot (about 700 feet away); Columbus Square (about 700 feet away); Fort King George (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
Regarding New Inverness. Originally named "New Inverness" the name was later changed to "Darien" to recall the Darien Isthmus colony of Panama which came to grief in 1698. Darien was the only Gaelic-speaking community in the Georgia Colony. (The Highlanders of New Inverness, Ltd.)
Also see . . . The Highlanders of New Inverness, Ltd.,. (Building a bridge between Darien, Ga. and Strathnaver & Inverness, Scotland) The coastal community of Darien, Georgia, has a proud Scottish heritage. Two hundred and sixty-four years ago, on 19 January 1736, one hundred and seventy-seven Highlanders - mostly MacKays from the Strathnaver region; and members of Clan Chattan - mostly MacIntoshes from Inverness; (Submitted on August 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Military • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,004 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.