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Tomb at the Fort Frederica Cemetery

Tomb at the Fort Frederica Cemetery

A cemetery containing the graves of the early settlers of Frederica is located outside the town site at Fort Frederica National Monument. When exiting the back of the Visitor Center, instead of turning left towards the fort and town, take a right. It is only a short walk to the cemetery, and it won’t take you but five minutes for a visit. On the way you will pass the old road that once connected Fort Frederica to Fort St. Simons on the south end of the island. Just past the cemetery is the start of a trail that leads through the grounds of Fort Frederica.

Historical road connecting Fort Frederica to Fort St. Simons

Historical road connecting Fort Frederica to Fort St. Simons

Only a few above ground crypts remain visible. No other graves are marked, and the identity of who is buried in the cemetery is unknown. An article that appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1859 depicted the cemetery in a highly deteriorated condition, so even a hundred-and-fifty years ago the place was falling apart. No excavation of the cemetery has been done or is being planned.

Tomb at the Fort Frederica Cemetery

Tomb at the Fort Frederica Cemetery

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Last updated on April 4, 2022
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