Near Sunbury in Liberty County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Rice and indigo were the principal money crops grown on Colonelís Island during the antebellum era. During the War Between the States the island was also a source of salt, an essential ingredient in the making of gunpowder.
Long before European explorers reached North America Colonelís Island was a part of the Guale Indian kingdom of the Creek Nation.
Erected 1996 by Liberty County Historical Society.
Location. 31° 42.612′ N, 81° 16.972′ W. Marker is near Sunbury, Georgia, in Liberty County. Marker is at the intersection of Islands Highway (Georgia Route 38) and Kings Road, on the right when traveling east on Islands Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hinesville GA 31310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Fort Morris (approx. 3.5 miles away); The Famous Sunbury "Masonic" Oak (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Old Sunbury Road (approx. 4 miles away); Sunbury Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named The Sunbury Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sunbury (approx. 4.1 miles away); Saint John's Lodge Number Six (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Dead Town Of Sunbury (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
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