The Flesh Market

The Flesh Market (HM1BXP)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.418'

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"In short, provisions in general are plentiful; venison, beef, pork at two pence, half-penny per pound, and sometimes under. Fish extremely cheap." William Thompson, London Magazine 1747

Records identify this lot as the site of the "flesh marker" or butcher shop. Some of the animals slaughtered here were raised on farm plots allotted to the settlers outside the town walls.

The trustees of the colony agreed to supply the settlers with rations of beef, pork, cheese, and flour, and other provisions for one year. After that they were expected to raise their own livestock and crops.

The butcher shop must have been a simple clapboard or thatched hut. Archeologists found no trace of a building here. The butcher probably lived on the lot directly behind this one.
Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462826 N 3454448
Decimal Degrees31.22360000, -81.39030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.96" N, 81° 23' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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