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

Isle of Hope

National Historic District

 
 
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2009
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 attack 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° 58.922′ N, 81° 4.218′ W. Marker is in Isle of Hope, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Skidaway Road when traveling south. 1/4 mile north from entrance of the Wormsloe Plantation. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Isle of Hope Marker seen along Skidaway Road southbound image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 18, 2009
2. Isle of Hope Marker seen along Skidaway Road southbound
markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandfly (approx. 0.6 miles away); Isle of Hope Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Noble Jones’ “Wormslow” (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Isle of Hope (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mercer Auto Camp (approx. 1.8 miles away); Bethesda (approx. 2.1 miles away); Brick Pillar (approx. 2.2 miles away); Pin Point Community (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isle of Hope.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register. Isle of Hope Historic District (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Sherpa Guides : Isle of Hope. is not really an island, but a sandy peninsula with a high bluff looking over to Skidaway Island across the Intracoastal Waterway at Skidaway Narrows and the Isle of Hope River. (Submitted on February 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Isle of Hope Marker looking westward, towards Wormsloe plantation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, January 2009
3. Isle of Hope Marker looking westward, towards Wormsloe plantation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,548 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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