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DescriptionSt. Simons Island had an active Colonial period. The area around Gascoigne Bluff served as the headquarters for English ships after 1736. Land disputes between Spain and England exploded in 1742 with the Battle of Bloody Marsh. Timber cut on the island was used in the first ships of the U.S. Navy, including the USS Constitution.
Aaron Burr sought refuge along the shores of St. Simons Island after his duel with Alexander Hamilton. British actress Fanny Kemble Butler penned many of her anti-slavery letters at the Hampton Plantation. Near the remains of the moat that surrounded the town of Frederica stand ancient live oaks under which John and Charles Wesley, the Anglican ministers who founded Methodism, once preached.
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Visitor InfoSt. Simons Island Visitors Center 529 Beachview Dr. ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA 31522. Phone:(912)638-9014
Things to SeeArthur J. Moore Methodist Museum