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The Fort Frederica National Monument serves as one of the best preserved sites of British settlements in the country?s forests. Located in the island of St. Simons, the monument allows visitors to explore the 1736 town established by James Oglethorpe, which he named Frederica and strengthened in order to defend British colonies from Spanish attacks. Considered one of the most valuable settlements in Colonial times, the town of Frederica was also one of the most heavily defended, with its thick walls and a huge army of guards patrolling its perimeter. It was also one of the richest in those times.

When visiting the site, you should also drop by at the St Simons Lighthouse, which is where the less imposing Fort St. Simons was originally located.
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