Historic Markers Across Georgia

Claflin-Porter Cottage "Mistletoe"

Marker ID: GHM 063-33
Location: Riverview Drive south of the hotel, Jekyll Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 3.409    W 081° 25.329
  31.056816    -81.42215
Style: Free Standing **
Status: The marking is missing.
Waymark: None


The first resident of Mistletoe Cottage (15 rooms; 5 baths) was John Claflin, trustee of many financial and charitable corporations and Brooklyn merchant. He was negotiating with John Eugene du Bignon to purchase Jekyll Island for himself when it was purchased by the Jekyll Island Club. He became an original member.

Henry Kirke Porter, Pittsburgh manufacturer of light locomotives, was elected a member of the Jekyll Island Club in 1892. He was a member of Congress, 31st Pennsylvania District, 1903- 1905.

GHM 063-33 Georgia Historical Commission 1959


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