Horton House Ruins, Jekyll Island

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Golden Isles of Georgia
Horton House is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia.The tabby house was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe. Horton also brewed beer in Georgia's first brewery . This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state. Across the street from the Horton House ruins is the du Bignon cemetery, a tabby wall surrounding the graves of five people Ann Amelia du Bignon, Joseph du Bignon, Marie Felicite Riffault, Hector deLiyannis, and George Harvey. Horton House, the Brewery Ruins, and the cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The house is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Georgia.Photos
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  • We were just sight seeing around the island to see what we would run into. We stopped to visit the ruins and learn the history. It was a beautiful day and the area is set up to be visitor friendly  more »
  • Nice place to stop and see some cool facts. I love how Jekyll island has info all around the island.  more »
  • Beautiful tabby construction in ruins offers photo ops and pleasing patina just across from lush marshes. There is not a lot of info on-site, just enough to whet your appetite. This makes for a great ...  more »
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  • Absolutely a beautiful place. Pictures In A Flash Photography.
  • Not much to see but the history is worth visit and learn feel on an earlier time.
  • Historically beautiful!💚
  • The shell of this home has some interesting history. Pretty neat to learn about the "Tabby" building material.
  • Not much to really look at. but there's a lot of history to learn!

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