Okefenokee Swamp

Okefenokee Swamp (HMI9G)

Location: Folkston, GA 31537 Charlton County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 49.835', W 82° 0.605'

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Okefenokee, "Land of the Trembling Earth", was a favorite hunting and fishing ground for many tribes of Indians. General Charles Floyd with 250 dragoons drove out the last of these, the Seminoles, in 1838 ending Indian rebellion in southern Georgia. In 1937 the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired most of the 400,000 acres of the swamp. Now a sanctuary for wild life, it abounds in rare species of birds, mammals, fish and reptiles in a vast natural botanical garden. All hunting is prohibited; some fishing is allowed.
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HM NumberHMI9G
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number024-2
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 10:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 403398 N 3411262
Decimal Degrees30.83058333, -82.01008333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 49.835', W 82° 0.605'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 49' 50.10" N, 82° 0' 36.30" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35729 Okefenokee Pkwy, Folkston GA 31537, US
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