Fairbank Cottage Site

Fairbank Cottage Site (HM2622)

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

N 31° 3.518', W 81° 25.298'

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The Most Desirable Site

The brick outline that you see in front of you marks the former Location of Fairbank Cottage.

When Chicago manufacturer Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank purchased the lot in 1889, he was excited about the possibilities of his new cottage. Fairbank enjoyed the simplicity of the island and "thrived on the sociability of the place."

His cottage getaway was a fairly modest home with six bedrooms, two baths, a great hall, library, and kitchen. Four different families owned the cottage before it was demolished around 1944.

Once considered "the most convenient and desirable site on the island," Lot 15 was the closest to the Clubhouse.

Did you know? N.K. Fairbank served as vice president of the Jekyll Island Club from the 1888-89 season until his death in 1903.
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HM NumberHM2622
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Placed ByJekyll Island Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 459772 N 3436176
Decimal Degrees31.05863333, -81.42163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.518', W 81° 25.298'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 31.08" N, 81° 25' 17.88" W
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Area Code(s)912
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Historic District Trail, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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