• The archeological remains of Fort Frederica

    Fort Frederica

    National Monument Georgia

Management

May 26, 1936 President F.D. Roosevelt signed Fort Frederica's Enabling Legislation. However Fort Frederica wasn't established as a National Monument until September 10, 1945. Below is Fort Frederica's 1936 Enabling Legislation:

[Public-No. 617-74th Congress]

[H.R. 8431]

AN ACT
To provide for the establishment of the Fort Frederica National Monument, at Saint Simon Island, Georgia, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That when title to the site of Fort Frederica on Saint Simon Island, Georgia, and such other related sites located thereon, as may be designated by the Secretary of the Interior, in the exercise of his discretion, as necessary or desirable for national monument purposes, shall have been vested in the United States, said area not to exceed eighty acres shall be, and is hereby, set apart as a national monument for the benefit and inspiration of the people, and shall be called “Fort Frederica National Monument”.

Sec. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to accept donations of land, interests in land, buildings, structures, and other property within the boundaries of the said national monument as determined and fixed hereunder, and donations of funds for the purchase and maintenance thereof, the title and evidence of title to lands acquired to be satisfactory to the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That he may acquire on behalf of the United States out of any donated funds, either at prices deemed by him reasonable, or by condemnation under the provisions of the Act of August 1, 1988, such tracts of land within the said national monument as may be necessary for the completion thereof.

Sec. 3.(a) The Secretary of the Interior is authorized, in his discretion, to maintain in some suitable structure within the national monument a museum for relics and records pertaining to Fort Frederica, and for other articles of national and patriotic interest, and in his discretion to accept, on behalf of the United States, for installation in such museum, articles which may be offered as additions to the museum.

(b) Any State or political subdivision thereof, organization, or individual may, with the approval of the Secretary of the Interior, erect monuments or place tablets commemorating historic event or persons connected with the history of the area, within the boundaries of the Fort Frederica National Monument.

Sec. 4. The administration, protection, and development of the aforesaid national monument shall be exercised under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior by the National Park Service, subject to the provisions of the Act of August 25, 1916, entitled “An Act to establish a National Park Service, and for other purposes”, as amended.

Approved, May 26, 1936.

Did You Know?

Castillo de San Marcos

Frederica's soldiers attacked the Castillo de San Marcos (St. Augustine, FL) in 1740. The Castillo is also a National Park Service site. Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia