Delegal's Fort

Delegal's Fort (HM7UX)

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

N 31° 8.13', W 81° 23.283'

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The first fortification built by the British on the South End of St. Simons Island was erected near this site in April, 1736, by soldiers of the South Carolina Independent Company under the command of Lieutenant Philip Delegal. Before coming to St. Simons these soldiers had been stationed at Fort Frederica near Port Royal, South Carolina.
The fortification erected here, known as "Delegal`s Fort at Sea Point", commanded the entrance to the harbor, being located "so that all ships... must pass within shot of the point".
In 1738, when a regiment of British soldiers was brought to St. Simons Island, Lieutenant Delegal and his soldiers were taken into Oglethorpe`s Regiment. Fort St. Simons was then built taking the site of Delegal`s Fort. Most of the area covered by the fortification has been washed away.
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HM NumberHM7UX
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number063-39
Year Placed1961
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 6:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 463006 N 3444683
Decimal Degrees31.13550000, -81.38805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 8.13', W 81° 23.283'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 8' 7.80" N, 81° 23' 16.98" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 764 Ocean Blvd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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