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United States Department of Treasury, 1870-1913


Scope and Contents

From the Record Group:

Customs Records from the Port of St. Marys, and the subordinate customs house along the Great Satilla. The customs house in St. Marys was in use from the late 1700s until 1913 when the customs house was moved to Fernandina, Fla. These records were slated to be thrown into a dumpster in 1987. When a local citizen heard about the plans he rescued the documents.

Most of the loose records consist of correspondence dealing with fees, taxes, reports: statistics, seizures, fines, penalties, etc. Vessels and boat pilots names are recorded throughout the bound volumes, but there are several listed in the loose records as well.


  • 1870-1913

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Record Group: 7 Linear Feet (48 bound registers and 1 linear foot of loose records)

Language of Materials

From the Record Group: English

Repository Details

Part of the Bryan-Lang Archives Repository

P. O. Box 715
311 Camden Ave.
Woodbine Georgia 31569 United States