— Jekyll Island —William Horton decided to travel to Georgia with General James Oglethorpe in 1735. Unlike many passengers on the ship, Symond, he paid for his passage to America from England. Horton was granted 500 acres in return for paying for his passage. However, as a condition of the land grant he was expected to bring 10 indentured servants, one for every 50 acres, and have 20 percent of this granted land in cultivation within 10 years of his settlement in the new colony.
|Placed By||Friends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc. , Jekyll Island Museum|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 460468 N 3440985|
|Decimal Degrees||31.10205000, -81.41453333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 6.123', W 81° 24.872'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 6' 7.38" N, 81° 24' 52.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1147 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US|
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