German Village

German Village (HM804)

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

N 31° 13.71', W 81° 21.744'

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Here in 1736, Oglethorpe settled a group of German Lutherans, known as Salzburgers, and their settlement was called the German Village. These Salzburgers made their living by planting, fishing, and selling their products to the Frederica settlers. When Oglethorpe`s regiment was disbanded in 1749 the Salzburgers left St. Simons Island.
During the Plantation Era, the Wylly family lived here, their plantation being called "The Village."
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HM NumberHM804
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number063-8
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 8:09pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 465485 N 3454982
Decimal Degrees31.22850000, -81.36240000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.71', W 81° 21.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 42.60" N, 81° 21' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-204 Village Dr, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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