Fort King George was erected in 1721 and was the southernmost outpost in The British Colonies.
Colonel John Barnwell petitioned the king to build a fort to defend against the Spanish, who were already well established a few miles down the coast in St. Augustine, and became the commanding officer.
The fort suffered much more from it's environment than enemy attacks.
Disease and starvation made it nearly impossible to keep a garrison in fighting shape.
But those same harsh surroundings kept Spain from ever mounting a serious invasion.
After the death of Colonel Barnwell in 1724, and a suspicious fire that the soldiers did little to extinguish in 1726, the fort was abandoned in 1727.
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