Fort Argyle

Fort Argyle (HMJOI)

Location: Richmond Hill, GA 31324 Bryan County
Country: United States of America
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N 31° 58.357', W 81° 22.603'

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Near here, on the West bank of the Ogeechee River, Fort Argyle was built in 1733, to command one of the main passes by which enemy Indians had recently invaded South Carolina, and to give protection to the settlers of Savannah from anticipated raid by Spaniards from Florida.

The fort was named in honor of John, Duke of Argyle, friend and patron of James Edward Oglethorpe, and was garrisoned by Captain McPherson with a detachment of Rangers.
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HM NumberHMJOI
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number015-9
Year Placed1958
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 8:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 464406 N 3537462
Decimal Degrees31.97261667, -81.37671667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.357', W 81° 22.603'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 21.42" N, 81° 22' 36.18" W
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Area Code(s)229, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1305 Unnamed Road, Richmond Hill GA 31324, US
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