Introduction to Saint Marys, Georgia

Saint Marys History

The city of Saint Marys was established on the site of Tlathlothlaguphta, an abandoned Timucuan Indian village. This land once belonged to two brothers of the royal governor, James Wright. After the American Revolution, the brothers were banished and the land was confiscated from them. According to some sources, the community was named after the St. Marys River, while other sources state that it received its name from a 17th century Spanish mission located in the area. The community was founded in 1788. At different points in its history, Saint Marys has been a bustling port area, a strategic military location and also a sleepy tourist city.

Saint Marys and nearby Attractions

  • McIntosh Sugar Mill Tabby Ruins
  • Submarine Museum
  • Kings Vay Village Shopping Center
  • Young Zion Church
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Crooked River State Park

Things To Do In Saint Marys

Those interested in the history and culture of the area can pay a visit to the historical sites and museums near the city of Saint Marys. Among these are the Submarine Museum, the McIntosh Sugar Mill Tabby Ruins, Orange Hall and the Cumberland Island Museum. The parks in Saint Marys offer facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational activities. One can also enjoy shopping at the Kings Vay Village Shopping Center. In addition, the city hosts Hay Days and the Rock Shrimp Festival every October, while the Mardi Gras celebration is held every February.

Saint Marys Transportation

Regular flights are available from Jacksonville International Airport.

Saint Marys Higher Education

The Florida Community College at Jacksonville and the University of North Florida offer courses in higher studies.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Marys Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 28 miles N of Jacksonville, Florida
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 31558
Phone Area Codes 912
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.73
Longitude -81.546

St Marys Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 63 F
Apr Temp 58 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 65 to 78 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 64 F
Apr Temp 55 to 79 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Distance 24.1 miles
Jan Temp 46 to 64 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 66 to 80 F
Annual Precip 41 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kingsland 16,239 $64,014

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

St Marys Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(912) 546-4200
Emergency Service: Yes

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