• Dooly County Marker

    Marker Monday: Dooly County

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia Revolutionary War leader, Colonel John Dooly. Not much is known about the early life of John Dooly, however, it is believed Dooly was born in North Carolina […]

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  • Attack on British Lines Marker

    Marker Monday: Attack on British Lines

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Siege of Savannah (also known as the Second Battle of Savannah) during the American Revolution in 1779. In December 1778, the British captured Savannah and restored colonial […]

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  • Tybee Island

    Marker Monday: Tybee Island

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the history of Tybee Island, Georgia. The word Tybee is thought to be derived from the Euchee word meaning “salt.” The first European exploration of Tybee Island was […]

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  • St. Simons Park Marker

    Marker Monday: St. Simons Park

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights St. Simons Park and the early history of St. Simons Island. Researchers believe human habitation of St. Simons Island dates back 3000-5000 years. One of the first inhabitants […]

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  • M.E. Thompson and the Purchase of Jekyll Island

    Marker Monday: M.E. Thompson and the Purchase of Jekyll Island

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the state of Georgia’s purchase of Jekyll Island. In 1886, the Jekyll Island Club, a private hunting and recreational club, purchased Jekyll Island from the du Bignon family […]

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  • Marker Monday: Tybee Lighthouse

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the history of the Tybee Island Lighthouse, also referred to as the Tybee Island Light Station. When Oglethorpe established the City of Savannah in 1733 on the Savannah […]

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  • Marker Monday: Sapelo Island

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Thomas Spalding and his role in shaping the history of Sapelo Island, one of Georgia’s barrier islands.  Sapelo Island is situated north of St. Simons Island and south of St. Catherines Island. Spalding was a planter, architect, builder, and politician who was born in 1774 on St. Simons Island to a […]

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  • Marker Monday: Ossabaw Island

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Ossabaw Island, Georgia’s third-largest barrier island, which lies twenty miles south of Savannah. The known history of Ossabaw Island dates back farther than that of most of mainland Georgia, due to the plethora of archaeological remnants from centuries past. Some artifacts found on Ossabaw indicate human habitation there as early as […]

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  • Marker Monday: Sandfly

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Sandfly, a community southeast of Savannah, created by the former slaves of nearby Wormsloe and Modena Plantations and maintained by their descendants. The earliest settlers of Sandfly made their livings modestly; the men often by fishing and crabbing and the women by cleaning nearby Isle of Hope estates. During Reconstruction in […]

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  • Marker Monday: Pin Point Community

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Pin Point Community, a small unincorporated rural community in the Savannah Metropolitan Area near the Moon River. Pin Point was established by freed slaves following the Civil War, many of whom had worked on Beaulieu Plantation, situated on the Vernon River. After General William Tecumseh Sherman overtook the battery that had […]

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