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This Day in Georgia History

June 19, 1717

Margravate of Azilia

The Carolina Proprietors granted Sir Robert Montgomery the territory between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers to create a new province which he proposed be named the Margravate of Azilia (a “margravate” was a military colony along the German border). However, Montgomery was unable to raise money or colonists for Azilia, and his plans for a buffer colony on Carolina’s southern frontier died.

For an image of the plan for the Margravate of Azilia, see the Digital Library of Georgia.