Darien must be one of the most under publicized historical places in the United States. In the 1700's, the British established an important foothold in North America from here. It is the second planned city in the State of Georgia and was originally called New Inverness because the settlers came from Inverness in Scotland. This is a well done small park right on the spot where the first Scottish Highlander settlers came ashore to establish a military outpost to contain Spanish expansion from St. Augustine. The men were some of the finest military men in Europe. There are stone (Tabby) ruins next to the park where the first businesses were located. The views from the park up and down the river and looking over the vast salt marsh are astonishing. You can see why the British built their first fort here. Rebuilt Fort King George is located only a short drive from the middle of town.
The significance of the park is not the park itself, although it is a very nice park and good for a nice walk. The significance of the park is where it is located and what the place represents. This tiny place is well worth the visit. When you feel the history of the place, you will want to come back.
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