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

Tybee Island

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Tybee Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 7, 2011
1. Tybee Island Marker
Inscription. Tybee Island was named by the Indians who came from the interior to hunt and fish. Settled since the beginning of the colony of Georgia, it was the scene in 1775 of the first capture by the first Provincial vessel commissioned by any Congress in America for naval warfare in the Revolution, when a Georgia schooner captured an armed British vessel laden with military stores. In 1776 the royal Governor, Sir James Wright, broke his parol [sic] and escaped to a British man of war in Tybee Roads. The Council of Safety ordered all Tybee houses sheltering British officers and Tories destroyed and a raid on the Island by the Patriot forces accomplished this purpose.
In 1779 a large French fleet under Count d`Estaing anchored off Tybee for two months during the siege of Savannah by the French and American forces. In the War Between the States, Federal troops erected batteries here for the reduction of nearby Fort Pulaski. Troops were trained on Tybee Island during both World Wars.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-62.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 1.307′ N, 80° 50.664′ W.
Tybee Island Marker, and her 7 Flags image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 7, 2011
2. Tybee Island Marker, and her 7 Flags
Spain, France, Jolly Roger, the United States of America, United Kingdom, the Confederate States of America and the State of Georgia.
Marker is in Tybee Island, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Meddin Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Fort Screven parking lot opposite the Tybee Island Lighthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Tybee Island GA 31328, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Sims Morgan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Screven (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Tybee Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Screven Bakery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Screven (approx. 0.3 miles away); Federal Batteries on Tybee Island (approx. 1.6 miles away); A Turning Point In History (approx. 1.6 miles away); Long Range Artillery Duel (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tybee Island.
 
Also see . . .  Tybee Island, Wikipedia entry. is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia home to the first of what became the Days Inn chain of hotels, the oft-photographed Tybee Island Light Station, and the Fort Screven Historic District. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Tybee Island Marker near the Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 7, 2011
3. Tybee Island Marker near the Lighthouse
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Tybee Island Marker at Fort Screven image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 7, 2011
4. Tybee Island Marker at Fort Screven
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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