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.