——→Tybee Island was named by the Indians who came from the interior to hunt and fish. Settled since the beginning of the colony of Georgia, it was the scene in 1775 of the first capture by the first Provincial vessel commissioned by any Congress in America for naval warfare in the Revolution, when a Georgia schooner captured an armed British vessel laden with military stores. In 1776 the royal Governor, Sir James Wright, broke his parol [sic] and escaped to a British man of war in Tybee Roads. The Council of Safety ordered all Tybee houses sheltering British officers and Tories destroyed and a raid on the Island by the Patriot forces accomplished this purpose.
|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||Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 3:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 514693 N 3542860|
|Decimal Degrees||32.02178333, -80.84440000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 1.307', W 80° 50.664'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 1' 18.42" N, 80° 50' 39.84" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 26 Meddin Dr, Tybee Island GA 31328, US|
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