Racepond Named For "Race Pond"

Racepond Named For "Race Pond" (HMZTR)

Location: Folkston, GA 31537 Charlton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 58.758', W 82° 7.236'

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Racepond was named for "Race Pond," a round cypress pond near here, where, about 1836, United States soldiers ran their horses for sport.

The troops were stationed at the pond to watch for and capture any Indians who might venture out from the Okefenokee Swamp where they had taken refuge from the great trek to the Western Reservation. Only a few men at a time were needed for patrol duty, and the rest amused themselves by racing their mounts over a track they constructed around the pond. A soldier wounded by the Indians died in camp and was buried near the track.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number024-6
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 392994 N 3427846
Decimal Degrees30.97930000, -82.12060000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 58.758', W 82° 7.236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 58' 45.48" N, 82° 7' 14.16" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10380 US-23, Folkston GA 31537, US
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