Horton House, Jekyll Island

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Horton House (also known as Horton-duBignon House, Brewery Ruins, duBignon Cemetery) is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

The tabby house was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe. Horton also brewed beer in Georgia's first brewery (the ruins of which are a few hundred yards down the road). This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state.

Across the street from the Horton House ruins is the du Bignon cemetery, a tabby wall surrounding the graves of five people: Ann Amelia du Bignon, Joseph du Bignon, Marie Felicite Riffault, Hector deLiyannis, and George Harvey. Horton House, the Brewery Ruins, and the cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.
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  • we stoped and read everything this is a self guide tour. the hose is very interesting. takes about 15 minutes for everything. 
    we stoped and read everything this is a self guide tour. the hose is very interesting. takes about 15 minutes for everything.  more »
  • The Horton house was a large part of our trolley tour. The guide gave lots of history on this site. It is well marked and the history signs give plenty of information. It is amazing what was... 
    The Horton house was a large part of our trolley tour. The guide gave lots of history on this site. It is well marked and the history signs give plenty of information. It is amazing what was...  more »
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  • Enjoyed this thoroughly. You like learning about history. This is a wonderful place to visit it's beautiful and has a calm feel to it. I enjoyed sharing it with my family. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • It is well worth the few minutes spent checking out the remaining structure, reading the markers and seeing how tabby concrete is completed. Be sure to cross the road and wander around along the trail along the marsh. At low tide you can see little crabs doing their thing.

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