The Town Wall

The Town Wall (HM1EIW)

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

N 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.406'

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Fort Frederica National Monument

"The town is surrounded by a rampart with flankers, of the same thickness with that round the fort?" London Magazine 1745

The tree-covered embankment in front of you is a remnant of a mile-long earthen wall that once enclosed the town. Construction of the wall began about 1739 and probably continued for several years.

The earthworks consisted of a sodden rampart 6 feet high, with a firing step on the inside and a moat on the outside. The moat was bounded by two rows of eight-foot posts called palisades. These defenses would have been difficult for enemy soldiers to cross, and none ever tried.

Today the palisades are gone and earth-works have been eroded, but remnants of the wall and moat are visible.

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The fortifications surrounding the town resembled those at the fort. The earth removed in digging the moat was used to build the rampart.
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HM NumberHM1EIW
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Placed ByNational Park Service, US Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 10:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462845 N 3454448
Decimal Degrees31.22360000, -81.39010000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.416', W 81° 23.406'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.96" N, 81° 23' 24.36" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6515 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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