Kingsland in Camden County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
This road, formerly an Indian trail which paralleled the coast, was used by the Spanish and the British. In 1778 it was traveled by the Revolutionary soldiers who marched against Fort Tonyn at Point Peter. Albert Gallatin while U.S. Secretary of the Treasury in 1805 recommended the Old St. Marys Road, a portion of the Post Road, as one of seven principal routes that were important to U.S. defense and postal service.
Erected 1953 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 020-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 30° 52.258′ N, 81° 42.278′ W. Marker is in Kingsland, Georgia, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Old Jefferson Highway, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 17. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kingsland GA 31548, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tabby Sugar Works of John Houston McIntosh (approx. 9.3 miles away); USS George Bancroft (approx. 9.8 miles away); Kings Ferry (approx. 10 miles away in Treaty of Coleraine (approx. 11.7 miles away); Point Peter (approx. 13.2 miles away); Point Peter Battery and the War of 1812 (approx. 13.7 miles away); Spanish Occupation of Georgia (approx. 13.7 miles away); City of St. Marys (approx. 13.7 miles away).
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Also see . . .
1. The Battle of Fort Peter.
The Battle of Fort Peter, or the Battle of Fort Point Peter or Fort Point Petre, was a successful attack by a British force on St. Marys, Georgia, and a smaller force of American soldiers at Fort Peter, a small fort protecting the town. Point Peter is located at the mouth of Point Peter Creek and the St. Marys River.[ (Submitted on March 19, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Fort Tonyn.
The destruction of Fort Tonyn was one of the principal goals of the American forces invading East Florida in May of 1778. The fort had become a nuissance to Georgia because it was a base for raids into that state by Browne's Rangers as well as a haven for fleeing Loyalists. (Submitted on March 19, 2015, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans • Roads & Vehicles • War, US Revolutionary •
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