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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charlton County, Georgia
Adjacent to Charlton County, Georgia
► Brantley County (2) ► Camden County (46) ► Ware County (9) ► Baker County, Florida (17) ► Nassau County, Florida (51)
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|On E. Love St. at US1/ US301 ( N. 2nd St ), on the left when traveling east on E. Love St.. |
|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|
|On 3rd Street just north of Main Street (Georgia Route 40), on the right when traveling north. |
|H. J. Davis L.E. Mallard W.M. Oliff B.F. Scott B.G. McDonald J.W. Vickery J.D. Mitchell Dr. A. Fleming H.D. Reed D.A. Woodard C.L. Mattox Mrs. J.L. Walker V.L. Stanton W.T. Anderson J.N. McDonald O.F. Beckham W.R. . . . — — Map (db m169845) HM|
|On Main Street at South 3rd Street, in the median on Main Street. |
|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|
|On Georgia Route 121 on State Route 121. |
|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|
|On 3rd Street at East Main Street (Georgia Route 40), on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street. |
|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|
|On Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Route 23) at West Main Street, on the right when traveling south on Okefenokee Parkway. |
|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|
|On Georgia Route 121, on the left when traveling south on State Route 121. |
|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|
|On Jacksonville Highway (U.S. 1) 1.3 miles south of Georgia Route 121, in the median. |
|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|
|On Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Route 23) at Spanish Creek Road (County Route 45), on the right when traveling south on Okefenokee Parkway. |
|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|
|On Okefenokee Parkway (Georgia Route 121) at the road to Traders Hill, on the right when traveling north on Okefenokee Parkway. |
|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|
|On Georgia Route 94 0.1 miles west of Georgia Route 185, on the left when traveling east. |
|Ellicotts 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|