Pike's Bluff

Pike's Bluff (HM1EIX)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 14.393', W 81° 21.206'

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In circa 1740, James Oglethorpe established a watch house west of here on the bank of the Frederica River. In 1745, Edward Kimber described this site as a place "from whence they can see Vessels a great Way to the Northward" and it served as a lookout for Fort Frederica. A corporal's guard was stationed at the watch house under the charge of Richard Pike, an indentured servent who had been maimed in public service. Pike and his wife, the daughter of a freeholder at Fort Frederica, lived on this site which became known as Pike's Bluff.

During the Revolutionary War on 19 April 1778, Samuel Elbert accompanied by American forces captured three British vessels near Fort Frederica. Throughout the Revolutionary period, Pike's Bluff was owned by Lachlan McIntosh. McIntosh was the son of John McIntosh Mohr who, in 1736, established the town of Darien, located in present day McIntosh County.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series, and the Sons of the American Revolution series.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Fort Frederica Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and Marshes of Glynn Chapter Georgia Society Sons of the American Revolution
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 9:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 466343 N 3456241
Decimal Degrees31.23988333, -81.35343333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 14.393', W 81° 21.206'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 14' 23.58" N, 81° 21' 12.36" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2401 Lawrence Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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