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Horton House - Jekyll Island, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 31° 06.122 W 081° 24.865
17R E 460479 N 3440983
Quick Description: William Horton worked and lived on this island until his death in 1748. Located at the Horton Historic Site, Riverview Drive near Major Horton Road, Jekyll Island, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/3/2013 12:14:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMGR4W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 3

Long Description:


Horton House Historic Site - Horton House


William Horton,
" Undersheriff of Herefordshire,"
England came to Georgia in 1736. He built this building
for his plantation residence and it was his home
until his death in 1749. Major Horton succeeded
Oglethorpe as Commander of the Regiment of
British Troops stationed here.

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" He shined in war and in peace, in public and in private stations "

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Given by His Descendants.



Remember, this building is over 250 years old - please do not scratch or pick at the building materials. With your help we hope that the house will continue to stand for another 250 years so that future visitors can also enjoy the site.

Type of Marker: Building

Marker #: None

Date: None

Sponsor: Descendants of William Horton

Visit Instructions:
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.
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