Frederica - Indian Interpreter

Frederica - Indian Interpreter (HMCF0)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 13.408', W 81° 23.478'

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Mary Musgrove Matthews " has alwaysbeen in great esteen with the General,... forbeing half Indian by extract, she had a very great influence upon many of them, particulary the Creek Nation...."
William StephensFebruary 22, 1740

In 1743, Mary Musgrove Matthews, General Oglethorpe's Indian interpreter, lived on this lot. She had a good house made of tabby- a type of concrete made with water, sand, lime, andoyster shells.

The daughter of a white trader and a Creek Indian mother, Mary left the Indians at the ageof 10 to receive a Christian education in SouthCarolina. A skillful interpreter, negotiator, andtrader, she helped Oglethorpe win the friendshipand support of the Indians.
HM NumberHMCF0
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 462731 N 3454434
Decimal Degrees31.22346667, -81.39130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.408', W 81° 23.478'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 24.48" N, 81° 23' 28.68" 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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