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Old Fort Argyle Site


  • Address: GA 144
  • Vicinity: Marker on GA 144, 4 mi W of jct US 17 (N31 58.362', W81 22.602')
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

Near here, on the West bank of the Ogeechee River, Fort Argyle was built in 1733, to command one of the main passes by which enemy Indians had recently invaded South Carolina, and to give protection to the settlers of Savannah from anticipated raid by Spaniards from Florida.

The fort was named in honor of John, Duke of Argyle, friend and patron of James Edward Oglethorpe, and was garrisoned by Captain McPherson with a detachment of Rangers. - GHM 015-9 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1733/00/00 James Edward Oglethorpe Work General James Oglethorpe builds Fort Argyle near the confluence of the Ogeechee and Canoochee Rivers.
1864/12/12 Hugh J Kilpatrick Union General The 3rd Cavalry Division, Brig Gen H J Kilpatrick, USA, crosses the Great Ogeechee River near Fort Argyle and the Canoochee River near Bryan Court House (Clyde) on pontoon bridges laid by the 1st Missouri Engineers and moves down Bryan Neck. Sherman's March to the Sea

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Particulars for Old Fort Argyle Site:
Cultural Affiliation English Colonial
Owner Federal
Structure Type Fortification
Area of Significance Historic and non-aboriginal
Criteria Historic Event
Criteria Information Potential
Area of Significance Politics-government
Sight Category Site
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 31st March 1975

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Old Fort Argyle Site
Registry Address: Address Restricted
Registry Number: 75000574
Resource Type: Site
Owner: Federal
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
Area in Acres: 20
Contributing Sites: 1
Certification: Listed in the National Register
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Historic and non-aboriginal, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Information Potential
Cultural Affiliation: English
Period of Significance: 1700-1749
Significant Year: 1734
Historic Function: Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Fortification
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Unoccupied land

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