Near Tybee Island in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Here at the mouth of the Savannah River, Cockspur Island was a strategic military outpost from before the Revolutionary War until after World War II. Tides once regularly covered the island. Armies cleared any vegetation the tides left behind and built a drainage system to keep the land dry.
The military abandoned the fort in the late 1870s, entrusting it to the care of the Cockspur Island lighthouse keepers. Since then, plants and animals have reclaimed parts of the island.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 1.661′ N, 80° 53.45′ W. Marker is near Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Fort Pulaski Road one mile north of U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is located at Fort Pulaski National Monument, atop the rampart at the northwest corner of the fort. 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. Powder Magazine (a few steps from this Key to the South (within shouting distance of this marker); Model 1859 Seacoast Carriage (within shouting distance of this marker); This Memorial Commemorates The Act Of... (within shouting distance of this marker); German Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Hot Shot Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Red-hot Shot (within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Sites of Immortal 600 (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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.