Lazaretto (HM8D4)

Location: Tybee Island, GA 31328 Chatham County
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N 32° 0.907', W 80° 52.72'

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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.
HM NumberHM8D4
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-64
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:19pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 511458 N 3542117
Decimal Degrees32.01511667, -80.87866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.907', W 80° 52.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 54.42" N, 80° 52' 43.20" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 Old US Hwy 80, Tybee Island GA 31328, US
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