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Near Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

A Bustling Village

Fort Pulaski National Monument

 
 
A Bustling Village Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
1. A Bustling Village Marker
Inscription.  In front of you, reaching to the North Channel, a busy village supported Fort Pulaski. Originally built to house workers constructing the fort, the village became an extension of the post. How people used village buildings changed over time. The image depicts the village as it was used in April 1862. A sutler store (similar to a general store), blacksmith, and bakery—all the shops and services found in a typical village of the day—were here. The military abandoned the site in 1880, and a hurricane destroyed the village in 1881.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 32° 1.652′ N, 80° 53.56′ W. Marker is near Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Fort Pulaski Road 0.9 miles north of U.S. 80, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, along the walkway in front of the Visitor Center, near the southwest corner of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cockspur Island Lighthouse
Marker detail: Buildings along North Channel of the Savannah River image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Buildings along North Channel of the Savannah River
(here, next to this marker); The Waving Girl (a few steps from this marker); Cisterns of the Construction Village (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley (1703-1791) (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldier of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Emancipation: (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheltering Crown (within shouting distance of this marker); Freedom Ahead! (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The changing landscape of Cockspur Island
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Marker detail: Army Quarters and Buildings at this site image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Army Quarters and Buildings at this site
Fresh drinking water was scarce in this salty environment. Residents collected rainwater for drinking and cooking. Some of the cisterns once used to store rainwater can still be found around the island.
A Bustling Village Marker (<i>wide view looking north  cistern remnants visible in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 30, 2019
4. A Bustling Village Marker (wide view looking north cistern remnants visible in background)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 20, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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