Horton House Ruins, Jekyll Island

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#4 of 11 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
Horton House 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 . 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. The house is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Georgia.
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File:DuBignon cemetery, Jekyll Island, Georgia.JPG|The duBignon Cemetery across from their house
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  • Our 22 year old daughter wanted to see a “real” plantation. When we pulled up her dad had to explain to her what this was and why these ruins remain. Interesting. Must read plaques to understand histo...  more »
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  • Nice self-guided tour. Very nice clean park on a island on the Atlantic Coast. It was extremely windy the day I was there. However I still got my burger barbecued.
  • It was a great place to see history unspoiled by graffiti. Very easy to see and tour for a 81 year old. Beautiful view makes you see why the house was built in this spot.

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