The Skeet House

The Skeet House (HM1JNP)

Location: Jekyll Island, GA 31527 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 3.529', W 81° 25.217'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 789 views
Inscription
The Skeet House is not in its original location, but stands as a symbol of the core philosophy that the Jekyll Island Club was founded upon - outdoor recreation.

The Skeet House, along with the Skeet and Trap Range, was constructed in the 1950's. This however, was not the introduction of shooting sports on the island. From the beginning, the Club was intended to "...raise livestock, birds and game; to hunt, fish and yacht..." The hunting opportunities on the island were favorite daily activities by many members - men and women alike - for the first two decades.

By the 1910s hunting began to wane in popularity but trap shooting from "galleries over the marsh" were a growing favorite pastime during the Club's season.

(sidebar)
Preservation on the Move

This historic building was disassembled and moved from its original location in 2014 with funding from the Jekyll Island Foundation.

Jekyll Island has a policy that classifies land as either develop or undeveloped. The Skeet House was in a area that was not used since the early 1970's and had grown back to its original wooded condition. Because of this, the area was classified as undeveloped. With this designation, the building could have been restored in place; however it could not have been opened to the public.

Moving the building allowed for its preservation and made it - and the story - available and accessible to the guests of Jekyll Island.
Details
HM NumberHM1JNP
Tags
Year Placed2014
Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459901 N 3436196
Decimal Degrees31.05881667, -81.42028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.529', W 81° 25.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 31.7400" N, 81° 25' 13.0200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Pier Rd, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?