Colonel's Island

Colonel's Island (HM16QT)

Location: Midway, GA 31320 Liberty County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 42.612', W 81° 16.972'

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Until about 1778 this island was called Bermuda, but afterward called Colonel's Island because of the large number of colonels having plantations here. Major plantations included "Woodville," "Herron's Point," "Maxwellton," "Suligree," "Maybank,: "Black Rock," "Laws," "Cedar Point," "Hickory Hill," "Dunham's," and "Melon Bluff."

Rice and indigo were the principal money crops grown on Colonel's Island during the antebellum era. During the War Between the States the island was also a source of salt, an essential ingredient in the making of gunpowder.

Long before European explorers reached North America Colonel's Island was a part of the Guale Indian kingdom of the Creek Nation.
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HM NumberHM16QT
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByLiberty County Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 5:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 473197 N 3508349
Decimal Degrees31.71020000, -81.28286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 42.612', W 81° 16.972'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 42' 36.72" N, 81° 16' 58.32" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1555 Kings Rd, Midway GA 31320, US
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