“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Charlton County Georgia Historical Markers

Center Village or Centerville Marker, US 1/ US 301 at left image, Touch for more information
By Mike Stroud, 2008
Center Village or Centerville Marker, US 1/ US 301 at left
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-8 — Center Village or Centerville--- 2 mi. --->
Two miles Northeast of here is the site of old Center Village, or Centerville, settled about 1800 and for many years an important trading center. To this village came the inhabitants of Ware, Pierce, Clinch, Coffee and Appling Counties, bringing . . . — Map (db m12993) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-1 — Charlton County
Created by an Act of February 18, 1854 out of Camden County, Charlton County was named for Judge Robert M. Charlton of Savannah. Trader's Hill (Fort Alert), an important shipping point and head of navigation on St. Marys River, was the first County . . . — Map (db m12951) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-3 — First Masonic Lodge in Charlton County
Traders Hill Masonic Lodge was established by dispensation March 1, 1854, one month after Charlton County was created. The first return to the Grand Lodge was made in 1855, and showed: the Rev. F.M. Smith, W.M.; R.A. Baker, S.W.; P.W.W. Mattox, . . . — Map (db m14477) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — Henry Roddenberry
Memorial to Henry Roddenberry Born 1803 – Died 1861 Son of George Roddenberry (1758 – 1850) A Soldier in the American Revolution Settled near Traders Hill about 1835 Indian War Mounted Soldier 1838 – 1839 A . . . — Map (db m27443) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-2 — Okefenokee Swamp<--- 10 mi. ---<<<
Okefenokee, “Land of the Trembling Earth”, was a favorite hunting and fishing ground for many tribes of Indians. General Charles Floyd with 250 dragoons drove out the last of these, the Seminoles, in 1838 ending Indian rebellion in . . . — Map (db m27477) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-5 — Oldest Industry in Charlton
This mill pond marks the site of Major Archibald Clark's sawmill, the oldest industry in what is now Charlton County. Built about 1802, this mill with upright saws was operated by water power, and lumber shipped down the St. Marys River. Major . . . — Map (db m14476) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-6 — Racepond Named For "Race Pond"
Racepond was named for “Race Pond,” a round cypress pond near here, where, about 1836, United States soldiers ran their horses for sport. The troops were stationed at the pond to watch for and capture any Indians who might venture . . . — Map (db m53021) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-4 — Sardis Church<--- 2 mi. ---<<<<
Sardis Church, about 2 miles West on this Road, is the oldest church in Charlton County. Constituted some time before 1821, the first edifice was built in this area. The church was moved to or near its present site in 1840. The pulpit in this . . . — Map (db m27439) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Folkston — 024-9 — Trader's Hill (Fort Alert)
About 2 miles East, on this road, is the site of "Fort Alert, usually called Trader's Hill." Established in the 18th century, and defended by a stockade garrisoned by U.S. Troops, Trader's Hill was a refuge for settlers during the Indian Wars. At . . . — Map (db m14472) HM
Georgia (Charlton County), Moniac — 94 A-3 — Ellicott's Mound
Ellicott’s Mound, 5 miles north, at the head of the St. Marys River, was erected February 27, 1800, to mark the boundry between the United States and Spanish Florida, as set fourth in the Treaty of 1795 with Spain. Major Andrew Ellicott noted . . . — Map (db m9186) HM

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May. 24, 2020