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Eulonia in McIntosh County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Houstoun McIntosh

 
 
John Houstoun McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
1. John Houstoun McIntosh Marker
Inscription.  John Houstoun McIntosh, son of George McIntosh, was born at Rice Hope, May 1, 1773. When a young man, he settled in East Florida and became a leader of the U.S. citizens living there. He was appointed "Governor or Director of the Republic of Florida" in 1812. After a stormy career in Florida, he returned to Georgia, and in 1818 served in the Seminole War as General in the Militia.

In 1825, he began intensive cultivation of sugar cane on his plantation in Camden County, and there installed the first horizontal sugar mill ever worked by cattle power.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 095-13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureGovernment & PoliticsHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 33.127′ N, 81° 25.328′ W. Marker is
John Houstoun McIntosh Marker, looking south along US 17 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. John Houstoun McIntosh Marker, looking south along US 17
in Eulonia, Georgia, in McIntosh County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (U.S. 17), on the right when traveling south. Between Pine Harbor and Fair Hope Roads. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crescent GA 31304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Court House at Sapelo Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colonel John McIntosh (approx. 2.7 miles away); Captain William McIntosh (approx. 2.7 miles away); Old Belleville or Troup Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Capture of 26 Men in 1864 (approx. 4.3 miles away); Baisden's Bluff Academy (approx. 4.4 miles away); The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eulonia.
 
John Houstoun McIntosh Marker, shares location, at wagon entrance with Rice Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 17, 2008
3. John Houstoun McIntosh Marker, shares location, at wagon entrance with Rice Hope Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,441 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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