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This Day in Georgia History

September 12, 1739

Oglethorpe Arrived at Fort Augusta

Following his successful visit to the Creek Nation, an ill James Oglethorpe arrived at Fort Augusta on the Savannah River. Here he recovered from his long journey for four days before continuing his trip to Savannah and finally Fort Frederica.

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Source: First Bank of Georgia, Augusta