Point Peter

Point Peter (HMANC)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 45.583', W 81° 31.467'

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East of here, at the junction of Peter Creek and the St. Marys river, the British built Fort Tonyn in 1776; controlling the southern part of the colony of Georgia for two years.

In 1778, American Revolutionary forces, both land and water, forced evacuation of the exposed position. The English retreated N.W. along North river into Pagan Creek Plantation, home of the Tories, Charles and Jermyn Wright, brothers of Royal Governor James Wright.

On high land along Alligator (now Borell) creek, they built log and sand breastworks and repulsed the American Cavalry under Col. Elijah Clark.

It appears that in the War of 1812, Fort Pickering was built on the Fort Tonyn site.
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HM NumberHMANC
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number020-8
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 3:28am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 449807 N 3403090
Decimal Degrees30.75971667, -81.52445000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 45.583', W 81° 31.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 45' 34.98" N, 81° 31' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4500 N River Causeway, St Marys GA 31558, US
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