St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Frederica - Military Road
In front of you lies the trace of the historic Military Road - a critical link between Frederica and Fort St. Simons at the southern tip of the island.
Townspeople and soldiers built the road, hacking through six miles of thick woods and marshes in three days. Since the work was done without pay, General Oglethorpe rewarded the workers with a round of drinks.
On July 7, 1742, Frederica's defenders marched down this road and encountered the Spanish grenadiers whom they defeated at Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 31° 13.404′ N, 81° 23.313′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Frederica Drive. Touch for map. At Fort Frederica National Monument. 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. Frederica - Old Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Strong Walls From Refuse Fort Frederica (about 300 feet away); The World Is My Parish (about 300 feet away); Broad Street (about 500 feet away); The Town Wall (about 500 feet away); Frederica (about 500 feet away); The Flesh Market (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. see relationship, study markers shown.
Also see . . . New Georgia Encyclopedia. Fort Frederica, Destined to defend the southern frontier from the continued presence of Spanish colonials in the American Southeast (Submitted on May 13, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Military • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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