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Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument is an open air museum of the British fort located on St. Simons Island, Georgia in United States.

 

 

 

Location: St. Simons Island, GA   Map

Area: 241 acres (1 km²)

Tel. (912) 638- 3639

Constructed: 1736- 1748 by James Oglethorpe

Open: 9am- 5pm daily

Closed: Christmas Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description of Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Frederica National Monument was constructed in 1736- 1748 by British General James E. Oglethorpe and covers an area 241 acres (1 km²). It was constructed with an intent to protect British colonies in the New World against possible attacks of the Spanish Empire those possessions laid just south of the fortress.

 

Spaniards didn't wait too long to retake these lands. On July 18, 1742 forces under Captain Sebastian were defeated by General Oglethorpe at the battle of Battle of Gully Hole Creek. Just six years later small Spanish garrison under leadership of Antonio Barba attempted to take the fortress. On July 18- 19, 1748 they were defeated again at the battle of Battle of Bloody Marsh. However after sound defeat of the enemy British decided that keeping forces here is too expansive. The garrison was disbanded in 1749. In 1758 a fire struck fortress and surrounding community of immigrants from the Western Europe. Soon thereafter the settlement was abandoned and left to the elements. Today the site is dedicated as a National Monument.

 

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