Historic Markers Across Georgia

Frederica - Military Road

Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at Fort Frederica National Monument on Mimosa Dr., Saint Simons Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 13.404    W 081° 23.313
  31.2234    -81.38855
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None


"The inhabitants of the town went out on the 25th [September 1738] with the General and cut a road through the woods down to the soldiers fort¨."
Gentleman's Magazine
January 1739

In front of you lies the trace of the historic Military Road - a critical link between Frederica and Fort St. Simons at the southern tip of the island.

Townspeople and soldiers built the road, hacking through six miles of thick woods and marshes in three days. Since the work was done without pay, General Oglethorpe rewarded the workers with a round of drinks.

On July 7, 1742, Frederica's defenders marched down this road and encountered the Spanish grenadiers whom they defeated at Gully Hole Creek and Bloody Marsh.

Erected by National Park Service.


More information:
NPS - Fort Frederica National Monument
NPS - Fort Frederica National Monument
Wikipedia - Fort Frederica National Monument
Explore Georgia - Fort Frederica National Monument - Saint Simons Island, GA