Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

1000-1500 Mississippian Indian Culture; Guale Indians; Spanish Contact
1565 Spanish create first permanent European settlement at St. Augustine
1607 First permanent English settlement at Jamestown, Va.
1733-34 Oglethorpe and Trustees settle Georgia at Savannah
1756 Land grant to Mark Carr at Midway River
1757 Charter for town of Sunbury
1775 St. John's Parish sends representatives to Continental Congress
1776 Provincial government of Georgia sends George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett to 2nd Continental Congress
Declaration of Independence is signed by Georgia representatives
English governor flees to British East Florida
1776 2nd Continental Congress authorizes building of fort for Sunbury's protection from British attack and invasion from the sea.
1776-1778 Fort Morris is site for launching three attempts at American invasion of British East Florida. All three fail.
1778 British retake Savannah; Americans lose Georgia
1779 Siege of Savannah by French and American troops. Fail to retake city.
1778-1782 British occupy Ft. Morris and the town of Sunbury using as a Prisoner of War camp
1782 British withdraw after Yorktown, Va. Surrender
1783 Treaty of Paris ends American Revolution
1812 War breaks out between the United States and Britain
1814 Ft. Defiance ordered to protect Sunbury
1815 War of 1812 ends by Treaty of Ghent

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