Fort St. Simons

Fort St. Simons (HM8RT)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 8.045', W 81° 23.61'

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On this site Fort St.Simons was built byEnglish troops under command of GeneralJames Edward Oglethorpe in 1783. It guardedthe entrance to the Frederica River throughwhich ships must pass to reach Fort Frederica.With nearby Delegal's Fort, it turned the southern tip of St. Simons Island into Georgia'smost heavily fortified area. Fort St. Simons was destroyed by Spanish soldiers in 1742.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462486 N 3444528
Decimal Degrees31.13408333, -81.39350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.045', W 81° 23.61'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 2.70" N, 81° 23' 36.60" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 12th St, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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