—— 10 →Approximately ten miles west of here on the banks of the Altamaha River stood Fort Barrington, a stronghold whose origin dates back to earliest Colonial times. It was built as a defense against the Spaniards and Indians and was called Fort Barrington in honor of a friend and kinsman of General James Edward Oglethorpe, Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Barrington. This gentleman, a scion of the English nobility, was a large landowner in Georgia, whose home was just east of Barrington Ferry on San Savilla Bluff. Fort Barrington, which was twelve miles northwest of the town of Darien was renamed Fort Howe during the Revolution as it fell into the hands of the British.
|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 9th, 2014 at 1:49pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 446216 N 3493692|
|Decimal Degrees||31.57701667, -81.56681667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 34.621', W 81° 34.009'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 34' 37.26" N, 81° 34' 0.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 516-524 Townsend Rd, Ludowici GA 31316, US|
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