Broad Street

Broad Street (HM1BXN)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.422', W 81° 23.4'

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Fort Frederica National Monument

"The town is divided into several ? streets along ? sides are planted orange trees? London Magazine 1745

Imagine a typical day here on Broad Street in the early 1740s. Women worked in fenced gardens. Children played in the streets. Soldiers visited taverns and dealt with tradesmen, and Indians who brought in game. The inhabitants numbered one thousand.

Broad Street was Frederica's main avenue, leading from the town gate to the fort. Some of Frederica's most prosperous citizens built their houses of brick and tabby here, side by side with the wood houses and thatched huts of less wealthy freeholders.

In some respects, Frederica resembled a typical English town, but it was only a small island of British civilization on the edge of the great American wilderness.

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Broad Street as it may have looked from here in the early 1740s when Frederica was in its prime.
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HM NumberHM1BXN
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Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 7:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462855 N 3454459
Decimal Degrees31.22370000, -81.39000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.422', W 81° 23.4'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 25.32" N, 81° 23' 24.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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