St. Catherines Island was separated from the mainland just after cal 3000 b.c., and aboriginal foragers arrived shortly thereafter.
(1565 - 1680)
The Guale Indians living at Santa Catalina and elsewhere along the Georgia coast were among the first indigenous peoples met by Europeans.
(1733 - 1781)
James Edward Oglethorpe founded the colony of Georgia in 1733 to be a place for people seeking a second chance.
(1800 - 1865)
At around 200 years ago, Dr. Bullie saw some of the same buildings that are in use today by the St. Catherines Island Foundation.
(1865 - Present)
After the fall of Savannah and Charleston and under Field Order 15, St. Catherines Island came under the control of the Freedman’s Bureau.