Historic Markers Across Georgia



Fort King George



Marker ID: GHM 095-6A
Location: US 17/Ga 25 at the Altamaha River bridge, Darien
County: McIntosh
Coordinates: N 31° 22.103    W 081° 26.113
  31.36838416    -81.43522057
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM1PQC
Fort King George Marker
Photo by Mike Stroud



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The site of fort King George, the first fort on Georgia soil built by the English. Erected by the Colony of south Carolina in 1721, 12 years before the Georgia Colony was founded.

This fort served as a barrier against the Spanish in Florida, French in the interior, and their Indian allies for about a decade.

Soldiers who died in service are buried nearby in a graveyard lost for 200 years. Some of the graves are marked now. Others are on the site of a 16th century Spanish Mission

GHM 095-6A GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1952



Fort King George along the Darien River
Fort King George
Photo by Mike Stroud



 

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