Fort King George
A view of the blockhouse at the reconstructed Fort King George
Backstory and Context
Located in Mclntosh county Georgia on St. Simons Island, Fort King George served as the outermost point on the British Empire in American until 1727. The fort was part of a defensive line intended to help the settlement near the colony’s southern boundary, from the Savannah River to the Altamaha Rover.
An astounding 140 troops were assigned to Fort King George and all died, mainly from camp diseases such as Malaria due to a lack of sanitation.
Under control of the state of Georgia, Fort King George is now known as a historic site and has been reconstructed. The structures open to the public include a blockhouse, the offers quarters, barracks, a guardhouse, brewing house, blacksmith shop, and palisades.