360° VR Panoramas of theCoast and Coastal Plain of Georgia
Fort King George
Georgia

Fort King George was built in 1721 to guard the southern edge of British colonial claims on the east coast against Spanish attack (which never came). It was very isolated and its location in the coastal swamps made it unhealthy and difficult to supply.

In 1836 James Oglethorpe settled Scottish Highlanders nearby at Darien, who built a prosperous town around the lumber industry.

Wikipedia: Fort King George on Wikipedia.

" target="_blank">

Click on a thumbnail image to open an interactive 360° panorama in a new window.
Spanish moss on the live oak trees at Fort King George

Spanish moss on the live oak trees at Fort King George

The reproduction of Fort King George is in a quiet Georgia State Historic Site. In this coastal location Spanish moss hangs thickly from all the older trees, but especially the spreading branches of the live oak.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

Fort King George on the swampy coast near Darien

Fort King George on the swampy coast near Darien

Fort King George was built in 1721 on the coast of Georgia to defend against the Spanish based in nearby Florida.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

A reproduction of Fort King George

A reproduction of Fort King George

The original Fort King George was built of bald cypress and longleaf pine lumber when those trees were locally abundant.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

A sentry box and cannon embrasure at Fort King George

A sentry box and cannon embrasure at Fort King George

The fort was originally on the huge Altamaha River, but the river has changed course.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

In the blockhouse at Fort King George

In the blockhouse at Fort King George

Cannons in the blockhouse and behind the earthen ramparts command what was once the channel of the Altamaha River.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

Inside a wattle and daub cottage at Fort St George

Inside a wattle and daub cottage at Fort St George

Typical of living quarters on the eighteenth century frontier.

Fort King George State Historic Site, Georgia

Date photographed: March 31, 2015
See location in Google Maps

Previous locality: Squares of Savannah Next locality: Fort Frederica