Historic Markers Across Georgia



Frederica - Old Burial Ground



Marker ID: NPS 
Location: at Fort Frederica National Monument on Mimosa Dr., Saint Simons Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 13.414    W 081° 23.318
  31.22356666    -81.38863333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

"This Frederica is a very strange place; it was once a town-the town,the metropolis of the island."
Francis Anne Kemble Visitor to Frederica 1839

Here, in unknown graves more than two centries old, lie many of the early settlers of Frederica. Although the town they created did not survive, they helped to lay the foundation for what would become the State of Georgia.

General James Oglethorpe, governor of the colony,passed this cemetery often en route to his plantation outside of town. The noted Clergymen John and Charles Wesley presided at funerals here.

Please help to preserve the fragile ruins at Frederica by not walking on them or disturbing them.

Erected by National Park Service.



 
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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

 

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