Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Spanish on Jekyll Island
In 1736, Spanish Commissioners Don Pedro Lamberto and Don Manuel d`Arcy, sent by Governor Sanchez of St. Augustine to discuss rival claims to the Georgia coast, were feted on Jekyll. On board the Sloop Hawk in Jekyll Sound, kilted Highlanders from Darien with clanging broadswords, Tomo-Chi-Chi and Hyllispilli with about 30 of their "chiefest" Indians in war paint and regella loudly denounced the Spanish and helped Oglethorpe impress the visitors with strength and good will of the colonists. Agreeing to leave all questions to the courts of Spain and England, the emissaries returned to St. Augustine pleased with their mission. Angered by the decision, Spain recalled and executed Governor Sanchez.
After the Battle of Bloody Marsh, the Spaniards burned the buildings on Jekyll Island.
Erected 1959 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-35.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 6.457′ N, 81° 24.762′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Beachview Drive and Clam Creek Road, on the right when traveling west on Beachview Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horton House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horton House Historical Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horton House Historic Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tabby (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major William Horton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Le Sieur Christophe Anne Poulain Du Bignon (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Horton House Historic Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jekyll Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Bloody Marsh and Gully Hole Creek
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers •
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