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

Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground

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Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2009
1. Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. This burying ground contains the bodies of several members of the du Bignon family, descendants of Le Sieur Christophe Poulain de la Houssaye du Bignon, native of Saint-Malo in Brittany. One of four Frenchmen, former residents of Sapelo Island, who purchased Jekyll Island in 1791, Poulain du Bignon became the sole owner a few years later.

In his youth du Bignon was an officer in the French army in India and served for years fighting against the domination of Great Britain. Later he commanded a vessel of war sailing under the French flag. He died in 1814 and was buried here near du Bignon Creek with a live oak tree as his only monument.

Sea Island cotton was the principal crop planted on the du Bignon plantations on Jekyll Island and a large acreage was devoted to its cultivation.

The du Bignon family owned Jekyll Island until 1886, when they sold it to a group of millionaires who immediately formed the famous Jekyll Island Club.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 63-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 6.114′ N, 81° 24.89′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island
Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker, looking south along Riverview Dr. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
2. Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker, looking south along Riverview Dr.
, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Drive near Major Horton Drive, on the right when traveling south. 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 walking distance of this marker. Tabby (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Horton (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton House Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton House Historical Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Horton House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Horton House Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Le Sieur Christophe Anne Poulain Du Bignon (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Horton House Historical Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Also see . . .  Glynn County GA Cemeteries. du Bignon family (Submitted on April 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker, looking north Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
3. Poulain DuBignon and the DuBignon Burying Ground Marker, looking north
DuBignon Burying Ground seen from Riverview Dr. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
4. DuBignon Burying Ground seen from Riverview Dr.
 
 
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