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In Their Own Words

March 18, 1801

Early Description of Darien

Reuben King had traveled from New England to settle in Georgia. On this day he arrived at his destination - Darien, Georgia - and described what he saw:

“…Darien is a Small town pleasantly situated on the east bank of the Altamaha River 16 miles from the mouth thare is three stores to keep here and about eight dwelling houses”

Source: Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, ed. The Reuben King Journal, 1800-1806. Savannah, Georgia, The Georgia Historical Society, 1971, pp. 22-23.