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St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Couper's Point

 
 
Couper's Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2, 2008
1. Couper's Point Marker
An " In-The-Ground " Marker
Inscription.
In 1804, John Couper of
Cannon's Point Plantation sold 4
acres of land, known as Couper's
Point, to the U.S. Government
for the sum of $1.00. This is
the site where the first St.
Simons Lighthouse, built by
James Gould, was located.

 
Erected by Eugenia Price.
 
Location. 31° 8.04′ N, 81° 23.604′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Touch for map. A ground marker, located just inside the gate to the grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 12th Street,, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort St. Simons (a few steps from this marker); Historic St. Simons Lighthouse (a few steps from this marker); Early History of St. Simons Island (a few steps from this marker); The First Light House ~ 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic St. Simons Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Keepers of the Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to St. Simons Light!
Portriat of Original Tabby Lighthouse 1848 image. Click for full size.
Coastal Georgia Historical Society
2. Portriat of Original Tabby Lighthouse 1848
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort St. Simons (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
 
Also see . . .  Glynn County: History & Lore: Biographies: John Couper. John Couper (1759-1850) was known as the patriarch of St. Simons Island planters in the early 1800s. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Couper's Point , St Simons' lighthouse as seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 2, 2008
3. Couper's Point , St Simons' lighthouse as seen today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,063 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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