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

First Transcontinental Call

 
 
First Transcontinental Call Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
1. First Transcontinental Call Marker
Inscription. First Transcontinental Telephone call was submitted by a telephone of this type January 25, 1915. Mr. Theodore N. Vail, President American Telephone and Telegraph Company talked from Jekyll Island, Georgia to Mr. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone in New York; Thomas A. Watson, assistant to Mr. Bell in San Francisco; and to President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C.
 
Erected 1965 by Dixie Chapter Telephone Pioneers of America.
 
Location. 31° 3.471′ N, 81° 25.341′ W. Marker is in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Riverview Dr., on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Across the lawn, South of Jekyll Island Clubhouse and across the street east of the Jekyll Island Club wharf parking lot. 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. Jekyll Island Club Wharf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Men of Means (about 400 feet away); Evolution of Elegance (about 400 feet away); The Skeet House (about 700 feet away); Up In Smoke (approx. 0.2 miles
First Transcontinental Call Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
2. First Transcontinental Call Marker
away); M.E. Thompson and the Purchase of Jekyll Island (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Active Life (approx. mile away); Taking Care of Family (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jekyll Island.
 
Also see . . .  Glynn County GA. First Transcontinental Telephone Call (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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First Transcontinental Call Marker, South of Jekyll Island Clubhouse, in background Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 18, 2009
3. First Transcontinental Call Marker, South of Jekyll Island Clubhouse, in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 75 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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