St. Catherine's Island

Also known as: Guale; Santa Catalina; St. Catherine's Island,One of the Golde
10 mi. off the GA coast between St. Catherines Sound and Sapelo Sound, South Newport, Georgia



Important Spanish mission center (1566-1684). Button Gwinnett, delegate to the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence, purchased the island in 1765 and lived here. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 16, 1969

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 16, 1969
Reference number
Areas of significance
Archeology - Aboriginal; Archeology - Non-Aboriginal; Politics/Government; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; B - Person; D - Information Potential
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Ceremonial site; Single dwelling; Fortification; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Conservation area
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649; 1500-1599; 1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1566; 1684; 1765
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 20
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 4