The Flesh Market

The Flesh Market (HM1BXP)

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

N 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.418'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 152 views
Inscription

Fort Frederica National Monument

"In short, provisions in general are plentiful; venison, beef, pork at two pence, half-penny per pound, and sometimes under. Fish extremely cheap." William Thompson, London Magazine 1747

Records identify this lot as the site of the "flesh marker" or butcher shop. Some of the animals slaughtered here were raised on farm plots allotted to the settlers outside the town walls.

The trustees of the colony agreed to supply the settlers with rations of beef, pork, cheese, and flour, and other provisions for one year. After that they were expected to raise their own livestock and crops.

The butcher shop must have been a simple clapboard or thatched hut. Archeologists found no trace of a building here. The butcher probably lived on the lot directly behind this one.
Details
HM NumberHM1BXP
Tags
Placed ByNational Park Service, United States Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 8:41am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462826 N 3454448
Decimal Degrees31.22360000, -81.39030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.96" N, 81° 23' 25.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Frederica
0.01 miles
The Town Wall
0.01 miles
Shoemaker and Soldier
0.02 miles
Tavernkeepers
0.02 miles
Broad Street
0.02 miles
Frederica - Huts and Houses
0.03 miles
A New House?
0.03 miles
Fort Frederica
0.05 miles
The World Is My Parish
0.05 miles
Strong Walls From Refuse
0.06 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?