We've arrived in Georgia!
Spanish moss (which is neither Spanish nor moss) hangs from the live oak trees giving them a very spooky feeling.
As a British politician, he was concerned with prison reform and the unemployed. He convinced King George II to provide the means to transport the unemployed to America to start a new colony. The first group of 39 families arrived in early 1733. The rules for the colony were interesting--no slavery, no lawyers, no liquor, and no Catholics. In time, all would be allowed.
The city was laid out around 24 squares all surrounded by building lots. The lots on the north and south ends were for residences, while the east and west lots were for public buildings and businesses. The squares also provided a place for gathering to defend against outside threats.
Today the squares provide a unique beauty and charm to the city. This is Chatham Square, the closest to where we are staying.
Supposedly, soldiers during the Civil War camped in the cemetery and, to alleviate boredom, changed some of the information on the headstones. I think this might be one of them!
The stained glass was beautiful. Unfortunately, a church service was about to begin and we either had to stay for church or leave. We'll be back!
Cape Fear and also, of course, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
The park must be amazing when it's fully in bloom...