Frederica - Candlemaker

Frederica - Candlemaker (HMCEY)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.429', W 81° 23.482'

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John Calwell, the candlemaker, " hadbuilt lately a large house of three storiedhigh which was looked on to be the best in town, with storehouses, etc. for carrying on the trade..."Journal of William StephensJune 25, 1745

During its short history, Frederica's residentsengaged in a variety of occupations. Therewere literally "butchers, bakers and candlestickmakers." At this site John Calwell and his family made candles and soap fine enough to export to Pennsylvania and New York.

Calwell, like other Frederica residents, worked at more than one trade or profession. He was alsoa travelling merchant, shopkeeper, surveyor, baliff,and "Conservator of the Peace."

The Calwell House was one of the best in town, with thick walls made of tabby, an oyster shellconcrete visible in the foundation ruins. Theremains of the baking oven and two fireplacescan also be seen.
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 4:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462725 N 3454472
Decimal Degrees31.22381667, -81.39136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.429', W 81° 23.482'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 25.74" N, 81° 23' 28.92" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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