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

Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha

Home of James Hamilton Couper
»— 1.4 mi. →

 
 
Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 27, 2008
1. Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Marker
Inscription.  

Hopeton Plantation, of which Altama is a part, lies about 1.4 miles West of here. A model rice and sugar Plantation of the early 19th century, described in books by several travelers from Europe, Hopeton is best remembered as the home of James Hamilton Couper. "A pioneer in the agricultural and industrial development of Georgia and the South,"James Hamilton Couper was an archaeologist, a geologist, a conchologist, architect and historian -- a man whose abilities and accomplishments would be recognized in any time.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 063-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 31° 18.474′ N, 81° 27.637′ W. Marker is in Broadfield, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Darien Highway (U.S. 17) near Grants Ferry Road (State Highway 99), on the left when traveling north. Located
Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Marker looking north on US 17 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Marker looking north on US 17
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at the Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31525, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boys Estate (within shouting distance of this marker); Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation State Historic Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); If Trees Could Speak… (approx. 0.3 miles away); Enslavement, Resistance, Creativity, and Resilience (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hofwyl Dairy (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Legacy of the Land and the Stewards of Hofwyl-Broadfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commissary - Pay Shed (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. James Hamilton Couper. From the UXL Encyclopedia of World Biography. Couper was a leading Southern planter, was among the first to apply scientific research to agricultural operations. (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. The John Couper Family at Cannon's Point By T. Reed Ferguson. page 159-216 great mention of Hopeton Plantation (Submitted on October 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 13, 2022