St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Clash Of Cultures
Soldiers from Hispanic colonies in the New World fought under the Spanish banner, with the help of Indians and emancipated blacks from Florida. British defenders included English and Scottish immigrants and friendly Southeastern Indians. The British coalition fought effectively, and defeated the invading Spanish army of St. Simon Island.
Erected by Fort Frederica National Monument.
Location. 31° 9.398′ N, 81° 22.772′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Demere Road. This marker is located in the Blood Marsh Unit of the Fort Fredericka National Monument. The unit is located on Demere Rd., south of Stewart St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Bloody Marsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Slave Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles Demere Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); S.S. Oklahoma and Esso Baton Rouge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Retreat Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Simons Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Saint Simons (approx. 1˝ miles away); Delegal's Fort (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
More about this marker. At the upper right of the marker is a map with the following caption: For nearly 160 years, England and Spain claimed this "disputed" land between Georgia and Florida. The Spanish defeat on St. Simons Island in the summer of 1741 finally settled the issue.
Also see . . .
1. History - St. Simons Island. English-Spanish Invasion (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The Colony of Georgia also had it’s own Rangers. Georgia’s founder, General James Oglethorpe, established several Ranger Units among his militia. In 1733 General Oglethorpe, settled in Georgia and saw the need for a militia to protect the colonies against the native Indians and the Spanish. He sought the wood-wise and unconventional fighters to form The Georgia Coastal Rangers and Highland Mounted Rangers.
In July of 1742, Spanish forces sailed from St. Augustine and landed near St. Simons Island. General Oglethorpe quickly led his militia consisting of British troops and Rangers and friendly Indians. On July 7th 1742, the (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,322 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on March 23, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 10, 11. submitted on March 23, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.