Hardwicke (HM783)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 52.981', W 81° 13.807'

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This site on the Great Ogeechee, 14 miles from the Atlantic, was selected in 1755 by Governor John Reynolds for the capital of Georgia. He named it for his kinsman, Lord High Chancellor of England, Phillip Yorke Hardwicke. Reynolds said: "Hardwicke has a charming situation, the winding of the river making it a peninsula and it is the only fit place for the capital." In 1761, Sir James Wright, the Province Governor, determined against the removal of the capital from Savannah. Hardwicke then became little more than a trading village and it is now listed among "the dead towns of Georgia."
HM NumberHM783
Year Placed1968
Placed ByGeorgia Society, Daughters of the Amercan Colonists
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 6:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 478236 N 3527492
Decimal Degrees31.88301667, -81.23011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 52.981', W 81° 13.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 52' 58.86" N, 81° 13' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2155 Fort McAllister Rd, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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