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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Couper's Point

 
 
Couper's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2, 2008
1. Couper's Point Marker
An " In-The-Ground " Marker
Inscription.
In 1804, John Couper of
Cannon's Point Plantation sold 4
acres of land, known as Couper's
Point, to the U.S. Government
for the sum of $1.00. This is
the site where the first St.
Simons Lighthouse, built by
James Gould, was located.

 
Erected by Eugenia Price.
 
Location. 31° 8.04′ N, 81° 23.604′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Click for map. A ground marker, located just inside the gate to the grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 12th Street,, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Simons (a few steps from this marker); Historic St. Simons Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Early History of St. Simons Island (a few steps from this marker); The First Light House ~ 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic St. Simons Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Keepers of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); North Atlantic Right Whale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Spanish Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .
Portriat of Original Tabby Lighthouse 1848 image. Click for full size.
Coastal Georgia Historical Society
2. Portriat of Original Tabby Lighthouse 1848
 Glynn County: History & Lore: Biographies: John Couper. John Couper (1759-1850) was known as the patriarch of St. Simons Island planters in the early 1800s. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Couper's Point , St Simons' lighthouse as seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2, 2008
3. Couper's Point , St Simons' lighthouse as seen today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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