St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2012 by The Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, and Sea Island Company. (Marker Number 63-10.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 15.307′ N, 81° 21.231′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Lawrence Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Cannon's Point Plantation (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pike's Bluff (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sinclair Plantation (approx. 1.3 miles away); German Village (approx. 1.9 miles away); Harrington Hall (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Georgia Navy (approx. 3 miles away); William Bartram Trail (approx. 3 miles away); St. Simons Island (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
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Also see . . .
1. Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler, PBS Online. Kemble spent four months on Butler and St. Simon's Islands. During that time she and Pierce clashed frequently over the issue of slavery. Fanny recorded her experiences in letters which she later compiled and published as her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation. It is the closest, most-detailed look at plantation slavery ever recorded by a white northern abolitionist. (Submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Weeping Time, PBS Online. The owner of the slaves, Pierce Butler, had inherited the family's Georgia plantations some twenty years earlier,along with his brother John. But (Submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Butler Family-New Georgia Library. The Butlers of South Carolina and Philadelphia owned extensive plantations in the Sea Islands of Georgia, where hundreds of slaves labored to grow the rice and cotton on which the family's wealth was based. (Submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 26, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.