Tabby rubble from the 1830s is part of the Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien, GA.
The lower bluff on the Altamaha River near Darien has a rich history. It was home to the Guale people, and the Spanish set up a mission here to convert the Guale. In 1721 Colonel John Barnwell oversaw the construction of Fort King George, using slave labor. The British abandoned it in 1727. Beginning in 1736, Scots settled the area and started a lumber industry. In 1819 a sawmill was built, and the tabby ruins are from a house constructed during the 1830s when the sawmill was active. The lumber industry ended in 1923. The locale is now a state historic site with a Visitor Center and a reconstruction of Fort King George, the state of Georgia's oldest English fort.
GPS: N 31°21.890 and W 81°25.014 (parking lot)
Address: 302 McIntosh Rd. SE, Darien, GA 31305
Accessibility: Open Tuesday–Sunday 9AM-5PM, Closed Monday (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, and Closed Tuesday when open on Monday. Admission is $7.50 Adults, $7.00 Seniors (62+), $4.50 Youth (6-17), and Free (under 6).
For more information, see Fort King George Historic Site.