Early days in Glynn County and McIntosh County, Georgia, which include the past and/or present communities of Brunswick, Darien, Frederica, Jekyll Island, Meridian, Saint Simons Island, Sapelo Island, Sea Island, Townsend and Volona are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this New 47 page spiral-bound booklet reprinted primarily from two rare books: the Rev. George White's Historical Collections of Georgia and Georgia, a Guide to Its Towns and Countryside, a WPA publication. The booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the print enlarged for easier reading. A vinyl sheet has been added to protect the 3-color front cover. The excerpt from White's book covers the development of this area until its publication date of 1854, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Physical features, General Oglethorpe's detailed account of the Battle with the Spanish at St. Simon on July 7, 1742; Revolutionary War battle in which 3 British ships were captured; an account of an Indian attack; Bio of John Couper; Colorful Bio of Captain Rory McIntosh, the "Quixote of Georgia"; 1850 Census Statistics for McIntosh County; Instances of Longevity; the McIntosh family, involving a duel, and an imprisonment; Signers of the Darien Resolution for Independence; Site of Cedar Hill, estate of Gen. Daniel Stewart; Tabby Ruins; Blackbeard's Island; Settlement of Darien; Highlander Monument; the Altamaha River; the Huston House on Butler Island; Boys Estate, Georgia (patterned after Boys Town, Nebraska); the site of Hopeton plantation; U.S. Naval Auxiliary Air Station at Glynco; Hercules Naval Stores Plant at Brunswick; Jekyll Island State Park; Crooked River State Park; Gascoigne Bluff; Hamilton Plantation; Bloody Marsh Battlefield; Ruins of Fort Frederica; the Salzburger Village, where the peach was nurtured; and other bits of history and trivia.
Glynn and McIntosh Counties, GA
Sources: Historical Collections of Georgia / Glynn and McIntosh County Histories
Authors: Rev. George White
Original Publication Year: 1854
Original Publisher: Pudney and Russell
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