St. Marys Historic District (Georgia)

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St. Marys Historic District
St. Marys, Georgia is the second oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States.
St. Marys Historic District (Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
LocationRoughly bounded by Waterfront Rd., Norris, Alexander, and Oak Grove Cemetery. St. Marys, Georgia
Coordinates30°44′36″N 81°31′24″W / 30.74333°N 81.52333°W / 30.74333; -81.52333Coordinates: 30°44′36″N 81°31′24″W / 30.74333°N 81.52333°W / 30.74333; -81.52333
Area230 acres (93 ha)
Builtmid-1500s
Architectural styleGothic, Queen Anne, et al.
Governing bodyLocal
NRHP Reference #76000609[1]
Added to NRHPMay 13, 1976
 
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St. Marys Historic District
St. Marys, Georgia is the second oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States.
St. Marys Historic District (Georgia) is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
LocationRoughly bounded by Waterfront Rd., Norris, Alexander, and Oak Grove Cemetery. St. Marys, Georgia
Coordinates30°44′36″N 81°31′24″W / 30.74333°N 81.52333°W / 30.74333; -81.52333Coordinates: 30°44′36″N 81°31′24″W / 30.74333°N 81.52333°W / 30.74333; -81.52333
Area230 acres (93 ha)
Builtmid-1500s
Architectural styleGothic, Queen Anne, et al.
Governing bodyLocal
NRHP Reference #76000609[1]
Added to NRHPMay 13, 1976

St. Marys Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976[1][2] and is located in St. Marys, Georgia. The city was first settled in the mid-16th century by the Spanish.

Historical significance[edit]

The St. Marys historic district is roughly bounded by Waterfront Rd., Norris Alexander, and Oak Grove Cemetery, c. 1787. Contains portions of the original 18th-century town containing residential, commercial, and religious buildings dating from the late 18th-early 20th century. Notable features include the waterfront area, early cemetery, bell cast by Paul and Joseph Warren Revere, and a memorial oak planted the day of George Washington's burial. It was an important early port city, first settled in the mid-16th century by the Spanish and a haven for expelled French Huguenots in the 18th century.[citation needed]Established by an act of the state legislature on December 5, 1792 and was incorporated in November 1802. It served as Camden County Georgia's seat of government from 1869 until 1923.[3]

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Jackson-Clark-Bessent-MacDonell-Nesbitt House
Jackson-Clark-Bessent-MacDonell-Nesbitt House c.1801
First Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church c.1808
St. Marys Historic District sign
St. Marys Historic District sign

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