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Horton House Ruins, Jekyll Island

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Horton House is a historic site on Riverview Drive in Jekyll Island, Georgia.The tabby house was originally constructed in 1743 by Major William Horton, a top military aide to General James Oglethorpe. Horton also brewed beer in Georgia's first brewery . This structure has been meticulously preserved over the past 100 years as an example of coastal Georgia building techniques and as one of the oldest surviving buildings in the state. Across the street from the Horton House ruins is the du Bignon cemetery, a tabby wall surrounding the graves of five people Ann Amelia du Bignon, Joseph du Bignon, Marie Felicite Riffault, Hector deLiyannis, and George Harvey. Horton House, the Brewery Ruins, and the cemetery were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The house is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Georgia.Photos
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  • It was lovely to see the original house remains from the 1700's and the use of Taffy in the building, This was the original home of the Horton family who started ownership of the island. Across the ro...  more »
  • In our travels, my wife and I love to visit old ruins, remnants of historic colonial and antebellum plantation houses that remind one and all of our country's rich history. If you have ever visited Wi...  more »
  • Beautiful historic ruin. We did not get out and walk around, just drove by and looked and read the background of the building.  more »
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  • Absolutely a beautiful place. Pictures In A Flash Photography.
  • Not much to see but the history is worth visit and learn feel on an earlier time.
  • Historically beautiful!💚
  • The shell of this home has some interesting history. Pretty neat to learn about the "Tabby" building material.
  • Not much to really look at. but there's a lot of history to learn!

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