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.

St Marys Almanac

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St Marys Climate

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

Distance6.5 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp58 to 76 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp65 to 78 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp42 to 64 F
Apr Temp55 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp46 to 64 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp66 to 80 F
Annual Precip41 inches

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