St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 2008 by Georgia Historical Society, Coastal Georgia Historical Society, Friends of Coastal Georgia History, and Sea Island Company. (Marker Number 63-8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 31° 10.181′ N, 81° 24.464′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is at the intersection of Hamilton Road and Arthur J. Moore Drive, on the left when traveling west on Hamilton Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Gascoigne Bluff ( a few steps from this marker); Cassina Garden Club Houses ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Man Named Wesley Passed This Way / Lovely Lane Chapel ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Epworth By The Sea / Epworth Pioneers ( approx. 0.2 miles away); A Mission By The Sea / Susannah Wesley ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lovely Lane Chapel ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Gascoigne ( approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Gascoigne Bluff ( approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Regarding Hamilton Plantation. Hamilton Plantation was one of four major plantations on St. Simons Island. Hamilton Plantation was located at Gascoigne Bluff on the Frederica River, where deep water and the surrounding bluff had provided a natural landing site for ships since the colonial period. With such an accessible landing site, Hamilton Plantation played a key role in the export of the islands staple crop, long-stable cotton, and was itself one of the earliest sites for production of cotton on the island. In the years after the end of the plantation era Hamilton became the site of the Dart and Dodge-Meigs sawmills. Today all that remains of the original plantation buildings are two tabby cabins that once housed some
Also see . . .
1. History of St. Simons Island. The Hamilton property included Gascoigne Bluff, where Captain John Barry of the fledgling United States Navy supervised the shipping of live oak timber felled on St. Simons Island in 1794 for the construction of the USS Constitution, Old Ironsides. (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. St. Simons Island By R. Edwin Green pages 38-41. Hamilton Plantation (Submitted on May 17, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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