Lazaretto, Georgia

Lazaretto is hardly visible on maps today--only the name of the river by the same name identifies the place.
Yet the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Guidebook for Georgia describes it as:
the quarantine station for the port of Charleston before the Civil War. Sick passengers, including slaves, were kept here in a hospital,
and those who died were buried in the local cemetery. Healthy slaves were sold in Savannah.

This sign is located along the road where the circle is on the above map

The blacks who live in the area do fishing and crabbing.


Created by Ingolf Vogeler on 5 March 1997.