Sapelo Island

Sapelo Island (HM7BD)

Location: Darien, GA 31305 McIntosh County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 27.299', W 81° 21.91'

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Situated five miles to the east, Sapelo was home to Native Americans four thousand years ago and was the site of a sixteenth-century Franciscan mission. ThomasSpalding was a leading planter of Sea Island cotton and sugar cane during his ownership of Sapelo from 1802 to 1851. Slave descendants still live on the island at Hog Hammock. Sapelo was owned from 1912 to 1934 by automotive pioneer Howard E. Coffin, followed by tobacco heir Richard J. Reynolds from 1934 to 1964. The University of Georgia Marine institute opened on Sapelo is 1953. The State of Georgia bought the island in separate purchases in 1969 and 1976, almost 18,000 acres, from the Reynolds estate.
HM NumberHM7BD
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number95-4
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society, the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Lower Altamaha Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:51am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 465305 N 3480084
Decimal Degrees31.45498333, -81.36516667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 27.299', W 81° 21.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 27' 17.94" N, 81° 21' 54.60" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16121-16190 Sapelo Dock Rd, Darien GA 31305, US
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