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Locating the Site

Map 1: British and Spanish claims in the Southeast.[Map 1] with link to larger version of map.

Map 2: Portion of the southeast Atlantic coastline.[Map 2] with link to larger version of map.
(Fort Frederica Association)

The land claims of both England and Spain overlapped in what is now southern Georgia and northern Florida. One of Oglethorpe's missions was to establish a permanent settlement which would serve as a buffer between the Spanish fort at St. Augustine and the English city of Charleston, South Carolina.

Questions for Maps 1 & 2

1. Identify the three states represented in Map 1.

2. Why do you think it was possible for both Spain and England to claim the same land?

3. Locate Charleston and St. Augustine on Map 2. Use the scale to measure the distance between these two settlements. Why would it have been important for England to establish a colony between St. Augustine and Charleston?

* The maps on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a larger version of Map 1 and Map 2, but be aware that each file may take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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