Isle of Hope National Historic District - Chatham Co., GA
Posted by: Lat34North
N 31° 59.702 W 081° 03.431
17R E 494598 N 3539886
Quick Description: The Isle of Hope National Historic District historic marker is located on LaRouche Ave. near former fish camp on Isle of Hope.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2012 4:38:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZVM
Isle of Hope National Historic District
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 [Wormslow] plantation was fortified and armed against Spanish attach 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
There are two "Isle of Hope" markers.
Type of Marker: Highway
Marker #: None
Sponsor: Isle of Hope Historical Association, Inc
Take a picture of the marker, yourself at the marker, your gps at the marker, or anything specific to the text on the marker. And don't forget to enjoy your visit.