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Darien in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Oglethorpe Oak

1736

 
 
Oglethorpe Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. Oglethorpe Oak Marker
Inscription. Traditional site of Oglethorpe's shelter in 1736 upon occasion of his visit to Darien, a town founded that year by Scotchmen under his direction.
 
Erected 1930 by Atlantic Coastal Highway Commission.
 
Location. 31° 22.2′ N, 81° 26.05′ W. Marker is in Darien, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Adams Street (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 17. Touch for map. On lawn of McIntosh County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Darien GA 31305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McIntosh County (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Oglethorpe Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); New Inverness (within shouting distance of this marker); The Burning of Darien (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodists at Darien (about 400 feet away); Fort King George (about 700 feet away); Darien (about 700 feet away); Columbus Square (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darien.
 
More about this marker. One of the three surviving of the 25 markers erected in 1930 by the Atlantic Coastal Highway Commission.
Oglethorpe Oak Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 31, 2008
2. Oglethorpe Oak Marker
It has been repaired from having been broken. It was originally mounted on a single pole (the broken mount can be seen), but is now mounted on two poles.
 
Also see . . .  Biographical Memorials of James Oglethorpe. 1841 book by Thaddeus Mason Harris. “Having reached the north-west coast of the islands of Ossabaw, St.Catherine, and Sapelo, they passed the entrances of Vernon river, of the Ogechee, and of the northern branches of the Alatamaha; and, on the 26th landed on the first Albany bluff of St. Simons, where they lay dry under the shelter of a large live oak tree, though it rained hard. ” (Submitted on June 10, 2008.) 
 
Additional keywords. James Edward Oglethorpe (1695-1785)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
Oglethorpe Oak and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
3. Oglethorpe Oak and Marker
Marker is to the right of the Oak Tree, hidden amid the bush.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,144 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   3. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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