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Jekyll Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Captain Wylly Road

 
 
Captain Wylly Road Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Captain Wylly Road Marker
Inscription. There were two Captain Wyllys in the history of Jekyll. It is believed the road was named for Charles Spalding Wylly (1836- 1923), Captain in the Confederate Army, 1st Georgia Regulars, a descendant of Clement Martin, who was granted on April 5, 1768, Jekyll Island by the Crown. His grandfather, Captain William Campbell Wylly, remaining loyal to the British in the Revolution took part in the campaign when the British General Prevost crossed the St. Marys and marched on Savannah. After the Revolution he moved to Nassau and was made Governor of New Providence. In 1807 he returned to Georgia, lived first on Jekyll, then St. Simons. Captain Alexander Campbell Wylly was born in Belfast in 1759, moving to Savannah from there.

This road is one of the few that now bear names given by the Jekyll Island Club members. What is now Beachview Drive consisted of three shell roads: Morgan (for John Pierpont Morgan); Bourne (for Frederick G. Bourne, Director of Singer Sewing Machine Company and President of Jekyll Island Club 1914-1919); Lanier (for Charles Lanier, original member of the Club, and President of Jekyll Island Club 1897-1913). He was a kinsman of Sidney Lanier poet author of "Marshes of Glynn".
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 63-29.)
 
Marker series.
Captain Wylly Road and Marker, at Beachview Drive Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
2. Captain Wylly Road and Marker, at Beachview Drive
This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 4.009′ N, 81° 24.291′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Beachview Drive and Captain Wylly Road, on the right when traveling north on Beachview Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Skeet House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Up In Smoke (approx. 1.1 miles away); Men of Means (approx. 1.1 miles away); Taking Care of Family (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Active Life (approx. 1.2 miles away); Evolution of Elegance (approx. 1.2 miles away); First Transcontinental Call (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jekyll Island Club Wharf (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
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Captain Wylly Road Marker, at a motel parking lot with Atlantic Ocean in background Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
3. Captain Wylly Road Marker, at a motel parking lot with Atlantic Ocean in background
 
 
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