Old Mount Pleasant

Old Mount Pleasant (HM4U5)

Location: Clyo, GA 31303 Effingham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 31.774', W 81° 19.905'

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Two miles east of here, on a bluff fronting Savannah River, is the site of Mt. Pleasant, a former Uchee Indian town and English trading post. Even before the foundation of Georgia, the spot was a key point on an arterial Indian path which had long been used by Carolina traders.

In July 1739, Gen. Oglethorpe began his noted journey at Mt. Pleasant to treat with the Creek Indians at Coweta Town on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River, below today`s Columbus. During the early years of Georgia, the Colony maintained a garrison and small fort at Mt. Pleasant, under the command of Capt. Thomas Wiggin, an Indian trader.
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HM NumberHM4U5
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number051-18
Year Placed1959
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 7:29am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 468845 N 3599185
Decimal Degrees32.52956667, -81.33175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 31.774', W 81° 19.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 31' 46.44" N, 81° 19' 54.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 334 Taylor Chapel Rd, Clyo GA 31303, US
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