11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Fort Frederica

Year Listed: 1989, 1990, 1991
Location: St. Simons Island, Georgia
Threat: Development

Significance

Fort Frederica National Monument encompasses 250 acres of coastal lowland on the western shore of St. Simons Island, Georgia. This National Monument preserves the remains of a fortified colonial town, ruins of the King's Magazine and Barracks, and the site of the battle of Bloody Marsh – a battlefield site located six miles south of Fort Frederica's headquarters. A relic of the 18th century Spanish and British rivalry for control of the southeastern U.S. coast, Fort Frederica faces encroaching condominium and marina development.