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Captain Wylly Road - GHM 063-29 - Jekyll Island
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 31° 04.009 W 081° 24.291
17R E 461377 N 3437077
Quick Description: This marker about naming of Captain Wylly Road is located in the parking lot of a hotel on Beachview Drive at Captain Wylly Road, Jekyll Island, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 1:35:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMGPRY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 2

Long Description:

Captain Wylly Road

There were two Captain Wyllys in the history of Jekyll. It is believed the road was named for Charles Spalding Wylly (1836- 1923), Captain Wylly in the Confederate Army, 1st Georgia Regulars, a descendant of Clement Martin, who was granted on April 5, 1768, Jekyll Island by the Crown. His grandfather, Captain William Campbell Wylly, remaining loyal to the British in the Revolution took part in the campaign when the British General Prevost crossed the St. Mary´s and marched on Savannah. After the Revolution he moved to Nassau and was made Governor of New Providence. In 1807 he returned to Georgia, lived first on Jekyll, then St. Simons. Captain Alexander Campbell Wylly was born in Belfast in 1759, moving to Savannah from there. This road is one of the few that now bear names given by the Jekyll Island Club members. What is now Beachview Drive consisted of three shell roads: Morgan (for John Pierpont Morgan); Bourne (for Frederick G. Bourne, Director of Singer Sewing Machine Company and President of Jekyll Island Club 1914- 1919); Lanier (for Charles Lanier, original member of the club, and President of Jekyll Island Club 1897- 1913). He was a kinsman of Sidney Lanier poet author of ´Marshes of Glynn.´

063-29 Georgia Historical Commission 1958

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 063-29

Date: 1958

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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