Fort King George

Fort King George (HM6RC)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 22.103', W 81° 26.113'

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The site of fort King George, the first fort on Georgia soil built by the English. Erected by the Colony of south Carolina in 1721, 12 years before the Georgia Colony was founded.

This fort served as a barrier against the Spanish in Florida, French in the interior, and their Indian allies for about a decade.

Soldiers who died in service are buried nearby in a graveyard lost for 200 years. Some of the graves are marked now. Others are on the site of a 16th century Spanish Mission.
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HM NumberHM6RC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number095-6A
Year Placed1952
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:21am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 458611 N 3470511
Decimal Degrees31.36838333, -81.43521667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 22.103', W 81° 26.113'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 22' 6.18" N, 81° 26' 6.78" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 229 Fort King George Dr, Darien GA 31305, US
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