←—?After the repeal of the anti-slavery provision in the Charter of the Colony of Georgia on 1749, an act permitting the importation of slaves ordered the erection of a Lazaretto (Quarantine Station) on Tybee Island. Not until 1767 were 104 acres purchased from Josiah Tattnall for this purpose. Completed the following year, the buildings were situated on the westernmost tip of Tybee, at the mouth of what soon became known as Lazaretto Creek. In its hospital voyagers who arrived ill were treated and those who died were buried in unmarked graves. After continuous use through the Revolution, the Grand Jury reported it in ruinous condition in 1785 and a new station was later erected on Cockspur Island.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 511458 N 3542117|
|Decimal Degrees||32.01511667, -80.87866667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 0.907', W 80° 52.72'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 0' 54.42" N, 80° 52' 43.20" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3 Old US Hwy 80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US|
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