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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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  • We saw this and stopped and realized this was the first house on this island. After the tours we did, it was even more amazing after you know the history.  more »
  • It was so interesting to see this house and learn the history of it. To think that something so old is still in existence was astonishing. The island has a lot of history.  more »
  • If you are driving all around the island you will pass these ruins. There is parking available so you can take a few minutes for a closer look. It is a ruin so not much to see.  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.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful and majestic historic location