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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brunswick, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Glynn County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Glynn County, GA (202) Brantley County, GA (3) Camden County, GA (48) McIntosh County, GA (55) Wayne County, GA (4)  GlynnCounty(202) Glynn County (202)  BrantleyCounty(3) Brantley County (3)  CamdenCounty(48) Camden County (48)  McIntoshCounty(55) McIntosh County (55)  WayneCounty(4) Wayne County (4)
Brunswick is the county seat for Glynn County
Brunswick is in Glynn County
      Glynn County (202)  
ADJACENT TO GLYNN COUNTY
      Brantley County (3)  
      Camden County (48)  
      McIntosh County (55)  
      Wayne County (4)  
 
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1Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Benjamin and Nancy Hart
Georgia patriots of the revolution in 1796 purchased 50 acres of land at this site and made it their home. Benjamin Hart died here at the close of the year 1801.Map (db m193511) HM
2Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Bernice Echols GrantPreservation Pioneer — City of Brunswick —
Service to the Community Bernice Echols Grant came to Brunswick as Glynn County’s Extension Agent in 1927. She was instrumental in reorganizing the county’s garden club program, and provided design guidance for the landscape of the Historic . . . Map (db m155743) HM
3Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Brunswick First United Methodist Church
In 1838 a small Methodist Brunswick congregation was assigned to a preaching circuit by the Florida Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. They worshiped in various locations including the 1840 Glynn Academy School House before building . . . Map (db m193486) HM
4Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Brunswick Stew
The first Brunswick Stew was made here in the Brunswick - Golden Isles area in early colonial days. It remains an American Favorite.Map (db m16615) HM
5Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Brunswick's "Liberty Ships"
During World War II, the J.A. Jones Construction Company operated a plant approx. 1 mile south of this point on Brunswick's waterfront. Between 1942 and 1944, a skilled labor force of over 16,000 men and women worked in service to the Allied war . . . Map (db m212672) HM
6Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Capt. Mark Carr1702 – 1767 — Brunswick’s First Settler —
Came to Georgia in 1738 as an officer in the English forces located on St. Simons Island: Established a plantation known as "Carr’s Fields" and maintained a military outpost on the site of the City of Brunswick; assisted in repelling the Spanish . . . Map (db m155230) HM
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7Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — 63-5 — Colored Memorial School and Risley High School
Brunswick's first public school for African Americans opened in 1870 as the Freedmen's School, later changed to Risley School to honor Captain Douglas Gilbert Risley, who raised funds for the school's construction. In 1923 the adjacent building, . . . Map (db m24680) HM
8Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Commissary - Pay Shed — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
Commissary In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the Commissary was the hub of the plantation community. In pre Civil War days the Commissary was a place where the plantation owner distributed food and clothing to his slaves. . . . Map (db m191407) HM
9Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902
“You triumphed over obstacles which would have overcome men less brave and determined” President McKinley Hiker of ’98 (On base of soldier) Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 -1902 By the Department of Georgia and . . . Map (db m62953) WM
10Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Emanuel United Methodist Church1800
Begun in year 1800 as New Hope Methodist Church on Laurel Grove Plantation 2 miles S. present site. 1833 original building moved to this site and name changed to Emanuel. Hand hewn pillars and wooden pegs are visible. 1799 George Clark, sent by . . . Map (db m14443) HM
11Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Enslavement, Resistance, Creativity, and ResilienceAfricans and African Americans in Georgia’s Low Country — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site —
Enslavement Three hundred and fifty-seven enslaved Africans—men, women, and children—spent much or all of their lives in forced labor on this land that once belonged to James McGilvery Troup. Upon his death in 1849, these enslaved . . . Map (db m212673) HM
12Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — F-104 Starfighter
The F-104 was developed by Lockheed Corp. as a supersonic air superiority fighter in the late 1950’s and was used both as a day night interceptor and tactical fighter through the 70’s. It had a speed of 1400 MPH and carried sidewinder missiles and . . . Map (db m193481) HM
13Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Glynn Academy Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In memory of those Vietnam Veterans who served their country and those who gave their lives Raymond Kermit Honaker, Jr. ’67 • Russell Lamar Smith ’66 • David Watson Brantley ’64 • James F. Cameron ’69 • William Clayton McDowell ’55 • Robert Ira . . . Map (db m193532) WM
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14Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — 063-21 — Glynn County
Glynn County, one of the eight original Counties of Georgia, was organized under the 1777 Constitution of the State of Georgia. It was named in honor of John Glynn, a member of the British House of Commons who defended the cause of the American . . . Map (db m12226) HM
15Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Glynn County War Memorial
Upper tablet: Dedicated to The men of Glynn County who served their country and to those named who gave their lives for the preservation of liberty and freedom Wreath emblem 1917 The World War 1918 Arnold, Carle . . . Map (db m13130) WM
16Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hanover Square — City of Brunswick —
Hanover Square, also referred to as Hanover Park, is one of the two major squares in Brunswick that retained their original size and shape. It was named to honor Britain’s ruling House of Hanover during the reign of King George II, when the Colony . . . Map (db m193608) HM
17Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hanover Square — City of Brunswick —
Hanover Square, also referred to as Hanover Park, is one of the two major squares in Brunswick that retained their original size and shape. It was named to honor Britain’s ruling House of Hanover during the reign of King George II, when the Colony . . . Map (db m193659) HM
18Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hanover Square — City of Brunswick —
An Ornament for the City Despite its Colonial pedigree, Brunswick appears as a classic Victorian town. Many landmarks were built in the late 19th century, a period of emerging prosperity and civic pride. In 1884, the local newspaper praised the . . . Map (db m193672) HM
19Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hanover Square — City of Brunswick —
Hanover Square, also referred to as Hanover Park, is one of the two major squares in Brunswick that retained their original size and shape. It was named to honor Britain’s ruling House of Hanover during the reign of King George II, when the Colony . . . Map (db m193685) HM
20Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hanover Square Confederate Monument Reported permanently removed
Confederate States of America. 1861 to 1865. Lord God of hosts be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget. ————— Gather the sacred dust of warriors tried and true, who bore the flag of our Nation’s trust; and fell in the cause, . . . Map (db m193706) WM
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21Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hofwyl Dairy — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
Hofwyl Dairy was established by Gratz Dent around 1915 and operated by his sister’s Miriam and Ophelia until 1942. During the dairy’s most prosperous period approximately 35 Jersey and Gurnsey cows produced 100-150 bottles of milk daily. This was . . . Map (db m191397) HM
22Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hofwyl Plantation — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
Ophelia Troup married George C. Dent in 1847 at the “old Broadfield House.” Until 1856, the couple lived at Dent’s mother’s plantation, Cedar Hill, outside Darien, where he managed the properties. At that time the couple moved to Broadfield and . . . Map (db m191395) HM
23Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
Welcome to Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site. This property, then known as the “Broadface Tract”, was purchased in 1806 by William Brailsford. Brailsford changed the name to Broadfield and grew rice in the marshlands. . . . Map (db m191396) HM
24Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site
Welcome to the “Rice Kingdom" For 200 years it was rice, not cotton that dominated the economy of “low country Georgia and South Carolina. The wealth that flowed from the soil here created a coastal aristocracy and unique African-American . . . Map (db m212674) HM
25Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — House Servants Quarters — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
The duplex design of the pre-Civil War structure was typical of slave quarters in plantation days. Identical quarters were duplicated on either side of a common chimney that had a fireplace on both sides for each family. Plainly furnished with . . . Map (db m191400) HM
26Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — If Trees Could Speak… — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
If trees could speak what sort of stories would they tell? Many of Hofwyl's trees have stood for centuries, silent witnesses to the panorama of American history. Along the Ricefield Nature Trail, a state champion Sweetbay Magnolia (Magnolia . . . Map (db m191398) HM
27Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — James Edward Oglethorpe
In memory of James Edward Oglethorpe Founder of the province now the state of Georgia Soldier philanthropist and lover of his fellowmen most ardently those of poor estate Born 1696 • Died 1785 Erected by the efforts of Capt. . . . Map (db m155234) HM
28Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Jekyll Square East — City of Brunswick —
Jekyll Square, originally called “Jekyll Place,” was named after Sir Joseph Jekyll (1663-1738), a member of British parliament. He was a friend of General Oglethorpe – founder of Georgia – and a financial supporter of the . . . Map (db m155627) HM
29Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Jekyll Square West — City of Brunswick —
Jekyll Square, originally called “Jekyll Place,” was named after Sir Joseph Jekyll (1663-1738), a member of British parliament. He was a friend of General Oglethorpe—founder of Georgia—and a financial supporter of the . . . Map (db m155620) HM
30Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Lanier's Oak
'neath this gracious tree stood Sidney Lanier and under inspiration of the oak and the marsh wrote The Marshes Of Glynn " I will heartily lay me a-hold on the greatness of God : Oh, like to the greatness of God is the greatness . . . Map (db m12554) HM
31Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — 063-10 — Lanier's Oak←—«
During his visits to Brunswick in the 1870`s Sidney Lanier, Georgia's greatest poet, frequently sat beneath this live oak tree and looked out over "a world of marsh that borders a world of sea." Here he received the inspiration which resulted in . . . Map (db m12300) HM
32Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Liberty Tree
Liberty Tree Planted by Brunswick Chapter D.A.R. 1906 With soil from the forty-nine states and territoriesMap (db m155242) HM WM
33Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Machen Square EastCity of Brunswick
Machen Square originally called “Machen Place,” is the northernmost of the original colonial squares along Newcastle Street. For the century of the city’s existence, there was little development on either side of Machen Square. In the . . . Map (db m155733) HM
34Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Machen Square East — City of Brunswick —
The Journey Back to Machen Square In January, 1958, the First National Bank of Brunswick sold its landmark building (left) on Machen Square West to the S.H. Kress Company, and the 64-year-old structure was demolished. The owner of the . . . Map (db m212675) HM
35Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Machen Square West — City of Brunswick —
Machen Square originally called “Machen Place,” is the northernmost of the original colonial squares along Newcastle Street. For the century of the city’s existence, there was little development on either side of Machen Square. In the . . . Map (db m155648) HM
36Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — 063-1 — Mark Carr←—«
Brunswick's first settler came to Georgia in 1738 with Oglethorpe's regiment. He was granted 500 acres at this place, on which he established his plantation. Several tabby buildings erected by him stood nearby and a military outpost was . . . Map (db m12429) HM
37Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Queen SquareSoutheast Quadrant — City of Brunswick —
Queen Square was named by Colonial era founders of the city to honor the ruling queens of England. The southeastern quadrant of Queen Square was home to the Brunswick Fire Department from 1876 to 1932. Tinderbox Town Brunswick’s . . . Map (db m155558) HM
38Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Queen SquareNortheast Quadrant — City of Brunswick —
British humanitarian, leader and military commander, James Edward Oglethorpe (1696-1785), is credited as the founder of Georgia. His plan for the city of Savannah, later adapted for the design of Brunswick, included ample public green space. His . . . Map (db m212676) HM
39Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Queen SquareSouthwest Quadrant — City of Brunswick —
Queen Square was named by colonial era founders of the city to honor the ruling queens of England. It was the most commercialized of the 14 original city squares. Setting a Precedent In the late 1870s, Brunswick’s fortunes improved and . . . Map (db m212678) HM
40Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Queen SquareNorthwest Quadrant — City of Brunswick —
Queen Square was named by colonial era founders of the city to honor the ruling queens of England. It was the most commercialized of the 14 original city squares. Parks vs Prosperity By the 1870s, the railroads, booming forest . . . Map (db m212679) HM
41Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — 063-2 — Sidney LanierGeorgia's Greatest Poet »—→
Was a guest in this home on many occasions in the 1870's. It was then the residence of his wife's brother, Henry C. Day. On these visits Lanier became acquainted with "The Marshes of Glynn" which he immortalized.Map (db m12390) HM
42Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — The Legacy of the Land and the Stewards of Hofwyl-Broadfield — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site —
Temporary Custodians Many a living thing has found sustenance in the Altamaha River’s estuarine environment, a setting whose life force is dependent upon the complex ebb and flow of the ocean’s tidal forces and the turbulent exchange with . . . Map (db m212680) HM
43Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — The State of Georgia Salutes
Upper right corner is the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) emblem • The 77,000 Georgians who served in World War I; the 1,937 KIA; 3,319 WIA; 67 Ex-POWs and 54 MIA • The 324,373 Georgians who served in World War II; . . . Map (db m72025) WM
44Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Twentieth-Century ChangesSmokehouse to Ice House, Laundry and Automobiles — Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site —
Preserving Meat The smokehouse was a standard structure on plantations and homesteads before refrigeration. Butchering took place in the winter months, and fresh meat cuts were preserved in a two-step process. (1) Fresh cuts were . . . Map (db m191402) HM
45Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Union SchoolBrookman Community
This one room school house provided elementary education, grades Kindergarten through Eighth, to the Brookman Community from the year 1907 to 1955. This structure is an example of early African-American Vernacular. In the early years of the . . . Map (db m107074) HM
46Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the gallant sailors of the U.S. Merchant Marine and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard, who sailed, fought and died on those famous Liberty Ships and other merchant ships of the U.S. Maritime Service. This community is forever grateful . . . Map (db m11775) HM
47Georgia, Glynn County, Brunswick — Wright Square — City of Brunswick —
Wright Square, one of the two largest of the original 14 squares of Brunswick, was named after Georgia’s last Colonial Governor, Sir James Wright (1716-1785). Well-respected and fair, Wright held his office from October 13, 1760 until the end of . . . Map (db m212684) HM
 
 
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Feb. 2, 2023