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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.
Photographed 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 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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1736.
 
Location. 31° 59.61′ N, 81° 3.379′ W. Marker is in Isle of Hope, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker
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is on Laroche Avenue, ¼ mile north of Raleigh Drive. 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 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 (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Isle of Hope.
 
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, July 2008
2. Isle of Hope Marker
Isle of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Isle of Hope Marker
Isle of Hope Marker, looking south along Laroche Avenue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Isle of Hope Marker, looking south along Laroche Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,103 times since then and 100 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on July 14, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.

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