Retreat Plantation

Retreat Plantation (HM796)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 8.913', W 81° 24.092'

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In 1804 William Page purchased land on St. Simons Sound and named it Retreat. With later purchases, Retreat became one of the preeminent plantations on St. Simons Island for the production of long-staple cotton. In 1827 the Pages' only child, Anna Matilda, who had married Thomas Butler King of Massachusetts, inherited Retreat. She was active in the management of the plantation and its slave population. Mr. King became a Georgia state senator and U. S. Congressman, where he led efforts to strengthen the U.S. Navy. Retreat land stretched from the Frederica River to the Lighthouse. Part of Retreat, including the Avenue of Oaks, is now home to Sea Island Golf Club, and other portions are residential and commercial areas and public parks.
HM NumberHM796
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-7
Year Placed2007
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, and Sea Island Company
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 461726 N 3446134
Decimal Degrees31.14855000, -81.40153333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.913', W 81° 24.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 54.78" N, 81° 24' 5.52" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Kings Way, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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