Historic Markers Across Georgia



Horton House



Marker ID:  
Location: 900 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 6.122    W 081° 24.865
  31.10203333    -81.41441666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMGR4W
Horton House Marker  



Text:

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.



 

Horton House


 

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