Map of Amelia Island, Florida & St. Marys and Kingsland, Georgia
Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach/Yulee, FL— Best known to visitors around the world as The Island of Eight Flags, Amelia Island is an area rich in history and abundant in natural beauty. The earliest inhabitants of the three communities were the Timucuan Indians (as designated by early French settlers) which are believed to have inhabited the area for thousands of years descending from the St. Johns River Valley and Savannah River Groups. Following the Indians, Amelia Island fell under the reigns of several different countries and over the year was called The Island of Eight Flags. Respectively the flags are…
St. Marys/Kingsland, GA— A community steeped in true Americana history and a key sea-trading location, St. Marys derived its name from its original designation as St. Marys Parish. Kingsland, known as The City of Royal Treatment, began as a major hub for trade and manufacturing in the 1800s and 1900s, providing a large gateway into Florida and the rest of south Georgia. Both cities, along with their sister city of Woodbine, proudly boast well over a hundred locations listed on the National Historic Register. Plantation homes, historic railways and trains, and cemeteries dating before the American Revolution provide visitors with a unique view into local history. Kingsland provides a gateway to such ecological beauties as the Okefenokee Swamp and Wildlife Refuge: a safe-haven for thousands of American alligators, a plethora of southeastern birds, deer and other native fauna and flora. It is host to every major hotel and provides many options for short- and long-term stays. St. Marys is located at the mouth of the peaceful St. Marys River, spilling into the Atlantic Ocean, and a short ferry ride away from Cumberland Island National Seashore. With an abundance of large-suite hotels and cozy B&Bs, you may never want to leave! Cumberland Island is a world-renowned, pristine, barrier island that was once home to the Carnegie family and now hosts the one-of-a-kind Greyfield Inn experience and wild horses along its unadulterated shoreline.