The French Flag over Tybee Island
 
 
The first flag raised on Tybee Island after the discovery of the New World was the flag of France. As early as 1603, French traders came to Tybee Island to trade with the local Native Americans.
The French flew this flag from 1400 until 1590. In the early sixteenth century, the French royal flag was blue with three gold fleurs-de-lis representing directly the shield in the royal French coat of arms.
Fleur-de-lis actually translates to "Flower of the Lily."

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