Historic Markers Across Georgia



Slave Cabin



Marker ID: GHM 063-7
Location: Frederica and Demere Roads, St Simons Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 9.555    W 081° 23.311
  31.15925    -81.38851
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6R1X
Slave Cabin Marker  



Text:

This tabby slave cabin of Retreat Plantation, now the Sea Island Golf Course, was one of eight cabins that stood in this area, known as New Field. the slaves who lived here tilled the Sea Island cotton fields nearby.

Each of these cabins was 48 x 18 ft. with a partition and a chimney in the center. They stood about 300 feet apart and were shaded by beautiful live oak trees.

Retreat Plantation, orignainlly the property of the Spalding family, was sold to Major William Page whose daughter, Anna Matilda Page, married Hon. Thomas Butler King, M.C.

GHM 063-7 Georgia Histoprical Commission 1954



 

Slave Cabin


 

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