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The location of James OglethOl'pe's house near Fort Frederica has been the subject of considerable popular, if not scholarly, speculation. Oral tradition on St. Simons Island has placed the house in various areas; at one time or another, virtually every abandoned brick or tabby foundation within a one-mile radius of Frederica has claimed the honor. As is so often the case, contemporary records give conflicting or confusing accounts and, when coupled with active imaginations and wishful thinking, compound the problem even further. Into these muddied historical waters archaeologists from the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology (University of Tennessee-Chattanooga) were asked to wade. This paper summarizes the results of preliminary research carried out at one of the better "candidate" sites suspected to be Oglethorpe's brieflyoccupied homestead.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Archaeology--Georgia--Saint Simons Island; Antiquities; Archaelology; Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--Antiquities
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
F292.G58 H66 1984
Honerkamp, Nicholas, ""The smouldering ruin and the ivyed wall": archaeology at the Oglethrope Site, St. Simons Island, Georgia" (1984). Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports. 9.