Old Spanish Garden

Old Spanish Garden (HM815)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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N 31° 8.118', W 81° 23.416'

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Spain maintained missions along this coast for more than a century. Beginning in 1568 Jesuit and, later, Franciscan missionaries labored to Christianize the Indians and cultivated in the mission gardens figs, peaches, oranges and other plants introduced from Europe. Due to Indian uprisings, pirate raids and British depredations these missions were removed further south in 1686.

A map of St, Simons Island made in 1739 by Capt. John Thomas, engineer in Oglethorpe`s Regiment, locates an
"Old Spanish Garden"
near this site. In this area materials from the Spanish mission period have been found.
HM NumberHM815
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-6
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker Condition
1 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 1:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462795 N 3444662
Decimal Degrees31.13530000, -81.39026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.118', W 81° 23.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 7.08" N, 81° 23' 24.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 404 Old Demere Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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This important historical marker which acknowledges our cultural roots is in gross disrepair. I would like to endeavor to clean and refurbish this to the extent possible. As such, I seek any related permissions required and any assistance (financial) which may be available. I will be happy to provide all labor and some financial support to this project. Please respond to Kevin Salaway 114 Demere Oaks Circle, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522, ksalaway@comcast.net, M: 570-760-9441.
Thank you - Kevin Salaway

May 2, 2021 at 6:10am PDT by ksalaway

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  1. This important marker which recognizes our historical origins is currently in disrepair. I would like to endeavor to clean and refurbish the marker area and I seek any related permission required and support needed as appropriate. Please respond to Kevin Salaway, 114 Demere Oaks Circle, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522. ksalaway@comcast.net, M: 570-760-9441
    Thank you - Kevin Salaway

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