St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
During the Plantation Era, the Wylly family lived here, their plantation being called "The Village."
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 13.71′ N, 81° 21.744′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Lawrence Rd and Village Dr, on the right when traveling north on Lawrence Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrington Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sinclair Plantation (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pike's Bluff (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Gully Hole Creek The Military Road (approx. 1½ miles away); The Georgia Navy (approx. 1½ miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 1½ miles away); St. Simons Island (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Regarding German Village. German Village was the original site of the German Salzburgers who populated the island during the early 1700s. After Georgia established itself as a British colony, most Salzburgers moved into the mainland. By the early 1800s the area was absorbed into Alexander Wylly's plantation called "The Village." Today all that is left is the historic marker located on Lawrence Road at Village Drive just 1.2 miles north of Frederica Road.
Also see . . . History - St. Simons Island ,The Plantations. Captain Alexander Wylly, a former British officer who later built a home on the site of the colonial Salzburger settlement, or German Village as it was called. His plantation of over a thousand acres became known simply as "The Village." In 1838, Wylly's youngest son, John, was killed in a boundary dispute (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers •
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