St. Marys and Camden County (Images of America) by Patricia Barefoot

By Patricia Barefoot

Bounded at the north via the Little Satilla River from neighboring Glynn County and at the east by means of the Atlantic Ocean, Camden County's southern boundary on the St. Marys River separates Georgia from Florida. relationship from a 1766 land provide, port of St. Marys and Camden County have confronted a hard previous, current, and destiny. Camden's development and improvement were pushed by way of businessmen, adventurers and opportunists, made up our minds "wild swamp Crackers," and hardy, self-reliant, God-fearing males and women.

Accompanied by means of Jonathan Bryan, a planter with an insatiable urge for food for virgin tracts of land, Georgia's 3rd and final Royal Governor James Wright visited Buttermilk Bluff in June 1767 and predicted a urban. St. Marys used to be born, and its road names replicate the surnames of the 20 founding fathers. whereas the county seat was once faraway from a old fashioned St. Marys on a couple of party, this day, the backyard spot of Woodbine serves because the seat of county govt. previously the rice plantation of J.K. Bedell, this small urban stocks a symbiotic courting with port of St. Marys and the "City of Royal therapy" at Kingsland. The historical past of the county, with its 3 major cities in addition to the outlying, rural components, unfolds in remarkable photos from days passed by. Preserved in the pages of this precious quantity, photographs display Camden and its humans in occasions of tragedy and triumph.

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