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Isle of Hope in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Isle of Hope

National Historic Historic District

 
 
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 13, 2008
1. Isle of Hope Marker
Inscription. In 1736, Noble Jones, John Fallowfield and Henry Parker settled this important outpost on the colony's inland waterway to the south and named it Isle of Hope. Jones' Wormsloe plantation was fortified and armed against Spanish attach until 1742. The island developed peacefully through the revolution, still important as an inland port.

The 1800's brought more residents and farms. Although strongly armed during the Civil War, no action took place. By 1870 daily trains served the growing interest in the island as a resort. Barbee's pavilion, at the river terminus of the railroad, became world renown in the 1920's. Activity centered on the river and many large homes were built. Isle of Hope continues today as a tranquil outpost of coastal life.
 
Erected by Isle of Hope Historical Association, Inc.
 
Location. 31° 59.61′ N, 81° 3.379′ W. Marker is in Isle of Hope, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Laroche Avenue ¼ mile north of Raleigh Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isle of Hope Methodist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mercer Auto Camp
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 2008
2. Isle of Hope Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Isle of Hope (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sandfly (approx. 1.2 miles away); Noble Jones’ “Wormslow” (approx. 2 miles away); Walter Bernard Hill Hall (approx. 2 miles away); Modena (approx. 2 miles away); Savannah State College (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Isle of Hope.
 
Regarding Isle of Hope. Today, upscale homes are located here.
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places. Isle of Hope Historic District (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Isle of Hope Marker
Isle of Hope Marker, looking south along Laroche Ave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Isle of Hope Marker, looking south along Laroche Ave
 
 
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