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

Old Spanish Garden

 
 
Old Spanish Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 20, 2008
1. Old Spanish Garden Marker
Inscription. Spain maintained missions along this coast for more than a century. Beginning in 1568 Jesuit and, later, Franciscan missionaries labored to Christianize the Indians and cultivated in the mission gardens figs, peaches, oranges and other plants introduced from Europe. Due to Indian uprisings, pirate raids and British depredations these missions were removed further south in 1686.

A map of St, Simons Island made in 1739 by Capt. John Thomas, engineer in Oglethorpe`s Regiment, locates an
"Old Spanish Garden"
near this site. In this area materials from the Spanish mission period have been found.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 8.118′ N, 81° 23.416′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Demere Road and Ocean Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Demere Road. 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 walking distance of this marker. Delegal's Fort (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct
Old Spanish Garden Marker, amoung houses, with Ocean Blvd in background image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Old Spanish Garden Marker, amoung houses, with Ocean Blvd in background
line); Fort Saint Simons (about 700 feet away); Couper's Point (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to St. Simons Light! (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort St. Simons (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keepers of the Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic St. Simons Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early History of St. Simons Island (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & ForestrySettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,143 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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