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

Horton House

 
 
Horton House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
1. Horton House Marker
See "Nearby Markers" for additional Horton House Information
Inscription. William Horton, " Undersheriff of Herefordshire," England came to Georgia in 1736. He built this building for his plantation residence and it was his home until his death in 1749. Major Horton succeeded Oglethorpe as Commander of the Regiment of British Troops stationed here.
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" He shined in war and in peace, in public and in private stations "
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Given by His Descendants.
 
Erected by Horton Decendants.
 
Location. 31° 6.122′ N, 81° 24.865′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Drive north of Major Horton Rd., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island GA 31527, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horton House Historical Site (a few steps from this marker); Horton House Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Tabby (within shouting distance of this marker); Major William Horton (within shouting distance of this marker); Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground
Horton House Marker II Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
2. Horton House Marker II
Preservation of these ruins was made possible through the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia in cooperation with the Jekyll Island State Park Authority
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Horton House Historic Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Le Sieur Christophe Anne Poulain Du Bignon (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Horton House Historical Site (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Also see . . .  Horton House Historic Site. Relic of Georgia's Colonial Past - The ruins of the Horton House on Jekyll Island stand as a silent reminder of Georgia's rich colonial history. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Horton House Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
3. Horton House Markers
Horton House Ruins Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
4. Horton House Ruins
* See "Nearby Markers" for more details about the Horton House *
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 844 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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