Historic Markers Across Georgia



Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Home of James Hamilton Couper



Marker ID: GHM 063-23
Location: US 17/Ga 25 at junction with Ga 99 near the Altamaha River
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 18.492    W 081° 27.639
  31.3082    -81.46065
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM6R5V
Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Home of James Hamilton Couper Marker  



Text:

1.4 mi.

Hopeton Plantation, of which Altama [sic] is a part, lies about 1.4 miles West of here. A model rice and sugar Plantation of the early 19th century, described in books by several travelers from Europe, Hopeton is best remembered as the home of James Hamilton Couper. ´A pioneer in the agricultural and industrial development of Georgia and the South,´ James Hamilton Couper was an archaeologist, a geologist, a conchologist, architect and historian -- a man whose abilities and accomplishments would be recognized in any time.

GHM 063-23 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958



 

Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha Home of James Hamilton Couper


 

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