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Fort Frederica
January 27, 1734 Heading South along the coast, Oglethorpe stops at St. Simon's Island, where he spends the night. It is during his stay on the island the Oglethorpe decides to build Fort St. Simon, Fort Frederica and New Inverness
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 19, 1736 Oglethorpe begins work on the fort that will anchor the town of Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
February 22, 1736 Oglethorpe crosses the bay from Frederica to Darien and visits the Highlanders in New Inverness. He approves the construction of a fort on the site of Fort King George and the name of the fort (Fort Darien). He allots land to the male heads of households for farming and lays out a city.
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
March 18, 1736 Oglethorpe heads south from Fort Frederica (St. Simons Island) to continue scouting the coast of Spanish-controlled Florida
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
March 23, 1736 Battery of cannon are mounted at Fort Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
  Fort Frederica
March 23, 1736 Battery of cannon are mounted at Fort Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
  Fort Frederica
July 25, 1736 Work begins on a road between Fort St. Simon and Fort Frederica. The road is usable in 3 days.
  Fort Frederica
October 10, 1738 Oglethorpe returns to Savannah from Frederica
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
October 25, 1738 Oglethorpe sets sail for Fort Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
October 23, 1739 England declares war on Spain. Commonly called the War of Jenkins Ear. Robert Jenkins lost his ear to Spanish raiders who boarded his ship, the Rebecca, in 1731. After addressing the Lower House in 1738, and holding up a bloody ear, war was declared on Spain.
  Fort Frederica
November 5, 1739 In preparation for war, Oglethorpe returns to Frederica
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
April 15, 1741 The Trustees divide Georgia into two counties, Savannah, with William Stephens as executive and Frederica, with James Oglethorpe as executive
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Fort Frederica
  James Oglethorpe
July 7, 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh
  Glynn County, Georgia
  Fort Frederica
  The Battle of Bloody Marsh
March 22, 1743 The magazine at Fort Frederica on St. Simons Island explodes.
  Fort Frederica
May 29, 1749 Oglethorpe's regiment at Frederica is disbanded
  Fort Frederica
May 26, 1936 Fort Frederica becomes part of the National Parks System
  Fort Frederica


On St. Simons Island, Fort Frederica was a second fort built to protect English Georgia from an invasion by the Spanish




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