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Note: Today's Georgia was once part of a much larger region of the Southeast claimed by Spain and known as La Florida. After the failure of Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's coastal settlement in 1526 on the coast of Georgia, French Huguenots established two small forts--one at Port Royal Sound and a second on the St. Johns River. Although neither French settlement fell within the present-day boundaries of Georgia, they were contained within France's larger claim to the Southeast. In response to France's settlements, Spain sent a large force to La Florida to expel the French and begin building a series of forts and religious outposts from St. Augustine northward to Port Royal. Thus, the history of military fortifications associated with Georgia involves some forts outside the state's current boundaries.
Photos and Engravings of Forts
Albany Marine Corps Logistics Base
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