Britain and Spain Face Off on the Georgia Coast

War was imminent as James Oglethorpe established Fort Frederica in 1736, to help protect the British colonies from the Spanish in Florida. Fort Frederica illustrates the story of the War of Jenkins Ear (1739-1748) and how its British defenders fought off the Spanish Army. Today, archeology has uncovered the story of the 1,000 people that once lived here.

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Last updated: May 26, 2024

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Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522


912 638-3639 x107

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