July 22, 2014

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A Visit to Saint Marys, Georgia

Picturesque maritime streets and centuries-old architecture continue to make the historic district of Saint Marys, Georgia a must-see for supporters of historic-coastline preservation. Formally established as a coastal town in the fall of 1787, the area surrounding Saint Marys, including Cumberland Island, had been explored by the Spanish as early as 1566, making it one of the first locations in the United States to entertain European guests (Saint Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city, was founded one year earlier in 1565). A few things have…