Tybee Island Lighthouse certificates
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Tybee Island Lighthouse certificates

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Tybee Island Lighthouse certificates
Dates: 1769
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2219

Biographical/Historical Note

The first lighthouse on Tybee Island was built in 1736; at ninety feet high, it was the tallest construction in America. It was repaired and rebuilt a number of times. In 1769, the colonial government decided to rebuild the lighthouse. That construction, the third rebuilding, was finished in 1788. The present structure is built on the base of the 1788 structure.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two certificates to fund building of the lighthouse.

Index Terms

Lighthouses--Georgia--Tybee Island.
Tybee Island (Ga.)
Tybee Island Lighthouse (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.