Gallery Highlight: The Margravate of Azilia: The Colony that Never Was
From Jan Hebbard
In 1717 Sir Robert Montgomery proposed the creation of the Margravate of Azilia on a tract of land between the Savannah and Altahama Rivers. In his publication A Discourse Concerning the design’d Establishment Of a New Colony To The South of Carolina, in the Most delightful Country of the Universe, Montgomery imagined a new colony that would rival the Garden of Eden. The Margravate of Azilia never came to fruition, perhaps in part because its proposal came on the heels of the Yamasee Indian War.