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Discover Cumberland Island – Georgia’s Largest Barrier Island

July 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Discover Georgia's Cumberland IslandCumberland Island is Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island at 17.5 miles long, with 36,415 acres. The island has a storied history but is now almost all a national park.

Cumberland Island National Seashore was settled by humans as far back as 4,000 years ago. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it was a province of Spanish Florida. After the British drove out the Spanish, Cumberland Island became home to a number of cotton plantations.

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