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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brunswick

 
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 (152) Brantley County, GA (2) Camden County, GA (45) McIntosh County, GA (55) Wayne County, GA (4)  GlynnCounty(152) Glynn County (152)  BrantleyCounty(2) Brantley County (2)  CamdenCounty(45) Camden County (45)  McIntoshCounty(55) McIntosh County (55)  WayneCounty(4) Wayne County (4)
Brunswick, Georgia and Vicinity
    Glynn County (152)
    Brantley County (2)
    Camden County (45)
    McIntosh County (55)
    Wayne County (4)
 
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1Georgia (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
2Georgia (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
3Georgia (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 m12046) HM
4Georgia (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
5Georgia (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
6Georgia (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
7Georgia (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
8Georgia (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
9Georgia (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
10Georgia (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
11Georgia (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
12Georgia (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
13Georgia (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
14Georgia (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
15Georgia (Glynn County), Brunswick — Liberty Tree
Liberty Tree Planted by Brunswick Chapter D.A.R. 1906 With soil from the forty-nine states and territories — Map (db m155242) HM WM
16Georgia (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
17Georgia (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 m155869) HM
18Georgia (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
19Georgia (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
20Georgia (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 m155520) HM
21Georgia (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 m155531) HM
22Georgia (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 m155554) HM
23Georgia (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
24Georgia (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
25Georgia (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
26Georgia (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
27Georgia (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
 
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