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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM9IZ_harrington-hall_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
Capt. Raymond Demere, a native of France, served many years in the British army at Gibraltar before coming to Georgia in 1738 as an officer in Oglethorpe Regiment. His home, Harrington Hall, was located at this site. Later generations of Demere…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM94A_coupers-point_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
In 1804, John Couper ofCannon's Point Plantation sold 4acres of land, known as Couper'sPoint, to the U.S. Governmentfor the sum of $1.00. This isthe site where the first St.Simons Lighthouse, built byJames Gould, was located.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8RT_fort-st-simons_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
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 turne…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8QE_keepers-of-the-light_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
The present lighthouse was commissioned by the U.S.Government in 1867 to bebuilt adjacent to the site ofthe 1810 tower. The 104' towerand keeper's dwelling weredesigned by the notedarchitect Charles Clusky.Clusky and several of his crewmembers die…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8PY_the-historic-st-simons-light-station_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
Surley the most important aspect ofthe lighthouse to the mariner is the lightthat emanates from the tower. The tall, whitebeacon also serves as a day-mark. The light,a 1,000 watt electric bulb, is reflected by afixed 3rd Order Fresnel Lens manufac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8PX_the-first-light-house-1810_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
In 1804, Scottish-born plantation ownerJohn Couper sold four acres of land for $1 to thenew United States government to build the firstSt. Simons Light Station.James Gould was hiredto design and build the lighthouse andkeeper's dwelling in 1807. I…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8P6_early-history-of-st-simons-island_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
The Spanish established severalmissions along Georgia's coastal seaislands. Two missions were located onSt. Simons Island, called " Isla De Guadalquini" by the Spanish: SantoDomingo de Asajo (Guale) and SanBuenaventura de Guadalquini (Mocama).San …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8P5_historic-st-simons-lighthouse_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
Altitude???Longitude ?????Latitude ??104 ft. ??81?12'06"W ???31?08'00"N[ Globe Emblem ]" The axis of the earthsticks out visibly throughthe centre of each andevery town or city."?? ??Oliver Wendell Holmes
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM8OT_gascoigne-bluff_Saint-Simons-Island-GA.html
Throughout the ages Gascoigne Bluff has been the gateway to St. Simons Island. An Indian village was located here. Capt. James Gascoigne of HM Sloop-of-was, HAWK, which convoyed the Frederica settlers on their voyage across the Atlantic in 1736, e…
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In 1736 Captain Gascoigne of theBritish Sloop-of War Hawk,establishedhere at Gascoigne Bluff the base forthe naval defense of the Colony ofGeorgia. The Spaniards landed here in the invasion of 1742. In 1794 Live Oak timbers were cuton St.Simons…
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