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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  • August 13, 2017
    While there are some interesting bits of historic information on signs on the property, there really isn't much to see here. I watched most travelers stop and go in less than 5 minutes.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Great part of local history, not very extravagant but interesting to people that like history and are not from area!  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Stop by, off the main road and check out this colonial house. Takes 5 minutes and there is no fee. Cross the road and check out the family cemetery.  more »
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  • January 24, 2017
    Absolutely a beautiful place. Pictures In A Flash Photography.
  • November 11, 2016
    Not much to see but the history is worth visit and learn feel on an earlier time.
  • July 4, 2017
    Historically beautiful!💚
  • September 20, 2016
    The shell of this home has some interesting history. Pretty neat to learn about the "Tabby" building material.
  • December 23, 2016
    Not much to really look at. but there's a lot of history to learn!

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