St. Marys is a city in Camden County, Georgia, United States. The city is the gateway to Cumberland Island National Seashore, the largest of the Georgia Coast’s barrier islands, on the north bank of the St. Marys River. The state of Florida is to the south, across the river.
Sit at one of the local owned Restaurants, enjoy the local food and watch the Sunset over the beautiful Gillman Park , with the dreamy swing chairs nestled throughout the waterfront, or maybe catch the Ferry to Cumberland Island, or put your boat into one of the many public boat ramps located around the town. .
St. Marys area was first explored in the mid 16th century as part of the settlement of Spanish Florida, with nearby St. Augustine as the established capital. Settlement for Georgians became legal after the Treaty of Paris in 1763.
Local inhabitants of Camden County gathered on Cumberland Island and signed a charter for “a town on the St. Marys” on November 20, 1787.
Oak Grove Cemetery is included in the St. Marys Historic District and was laid outside the western border of St. Marys during its founding in 1787.
As you drive down the main street it is easy to see the history in some of the Historic Churches or in Orange Hall, a Greek Revival Mansion built around 1838,
The St Marys Sub Museum also holds a great wealth of history including one of the largest collections of World War II Patrol reports.
Some of the festivals that you can enjoy in St Marys are Mardi Gras in February, 4th of July with Fireworks over the water and Rock shrimp Festival in October , the downtown Tour of Homes in November and the White Lighting in December
For More information on St Marys visit http://www.stmarysga.gov