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May 15, 2021   |   Newsletter
St. Marys, known as one of the oldest cities in Georgia as well as the country, was established in 1792 and incorporated in 1802.
A homestead with beautiful old oak trees.
St. Marys was also involved in the War of 1812. In 1815, the Battle of Fort Point Peter (Petre) occurred in St. Marys. The British captured the Fort and occupied it for a short time. The British burned the Fort everything included in it and then withdrew to Cumberland Island.

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This placard graces the entrance to our community.  It was erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the National Society of U.S. Daughters of 1812, State of Georgia.  This area was referred to as Point Peter Battery and the placard describes the events this area saw during the War of 1812.

A fort and barracks were occupied here, however, the post was abandoned after the U.S. acquired Florida in 1819.

(courtesy of GA Historical Society)
Oak Grove is among the oldest public cemeteries in Georgia. It’s not well-known outside the area, nor does it often appear on lists of Georgia’s historic burial grounds, but it’s an anchor of the St. Marys historic district and is a great place to have a picnic or spend a leisurely hour or two. Just remember to bring insect repellent!

Gravestone of Captain Lewis Mory, Midshipman in the Continental Navy during the American Revolution (November 1762 – 13 August 1818).

(courtesy of St. Marys Historic District, National Register of Historic Places)


The history walk offers education beyond the classroom on a 600-foot walking trail where 24 interpretive panels outline the history of the area. As you begin your self-guided tour, you’re drawn into our history and culture.

Located at the corner of Bartlett St. & W. St. Marys Street.

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St. Marys offers historic churches of many denominations.  These historic churches are rich in the history of St. Marys and are located within the Historic District.

Christ Church Historic Episcopal Chapel – 305 Wheeler St.
First Presbyterian Church – 100 Conyers St.
Our Lady Star of the Sea Historic Catholic Chapel – 201 Osborne St.
St. Marys United Methodist Historic Chapel – 105 E. Conyers
Click here for a link St. Marys Visitors Center website
Realtor of the Week

Debbie Davies

Debbie Davies has been in the real estate business since 1980 starting out as a real estate secretary for a large developer in South Florida.  She then acquired her license in 1980 and over the years became involved with the local Board of Realtors as their Director of Education and also earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) which is the highest credential awarded to a sales agent through sales and education. In 1997, Debbie obtained her state license for  Interior Design.  Pairing real estate and interior design is a perfect match as you can see from Debbie’s beautiful front porch!
After many visits to St. Marys, Debbie and her husband Jay, decided to make the leap of faith and move to St. Marys where they purchased a charming Coastal Cottage in the downtown historic district.  They love their lifestyle of living in a neighborhood where they can ride their golf cart with their dogs or take a leisurely stroll to the small shops and restaurants as well as being surrounded by the beautiful waterfront. In her spare time, Debbie likes to spend time with her husband and three dogs or you can find her tending to her flowers.  Bella is always at the front gate to meet guests!
Debbie can be reached at (912) 409-8464 or by email at [email protected].
We have some of the finest custom builders in Southeast Georgia.  We are proud of all of the custom and semi-custom (Park Place) homes that are built in our community.

Atlantic Salt Realty has experienced agents waiting to assist you in all of your home building needs.  Looking for a home plan?  We can help with providing you with home plans or suggestions from multiple Low-Country architects.

If you have a home plan and are looking for a homesite, we can help you choose the perfect spot for your new home and assist with putting you in touch with our Signature Builders.

Select the link below to schedule your Discovery Tour!

Link to Cumberland Harbour’s Discovery Tour
Cumberland Harbour offers homesites on deep water, marsh front, lake views, nature and our cottages at Park Place.  We also offer assistance with home and design plans as well as access to our Signature Builders.  
Call, click above or email us today to schedule a tour of
Cumberland Harbour!
We look forward to serving you a tall glass of sweet tea!
Cumberland Harbour
Atlantic Salt Realty
108 West Saint Marys Street
St. Marys, GA 31558
Serving St. Marys, Amelia Island, St. Simons & Sea Island
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