Old Spanish Garden

Old Spanish Garden (HM815)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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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 ConditionNo reports yet
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
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 404 Old Demere Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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