Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground

Poulain DuBignon and DuBignon Burying Ground (HMBGH)

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

N 31° 6.114', W 81° 24.89'

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This burying ground contains the bodies of several members of the du Bignon family, descendants of Le Sieur Christophe Poulain de la Houssaye du Bignon, native of Saint-Malo in Brittany. One of four Frenchmen, former residents of Sapelo Island, who purchased Jekyll Island in 1791, Poulain du Bignon became the sole owner a few years later.

In his youth du Bignon was an officer in the French army in India and served for years fighting against the domination of Great Britain. Later he commanded a vessel of war sailing under the French flag. He died in 1814 and was buried here near du Bignon Creek with a live oak tree as his only monument.

Sea Island cotton was the principal crop planted on the du Bignon plantations on Jekyll Island and a large acreage was devoted to its cultivation.

The du Bignon family owned Jekyll Island until 1886, when they sold it to a group of millionaires who immediately formed the famous Jekyll Island Club.
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HM NumberHMBGH
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number63-18
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:48pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 460439 N 3440969
Decimal Degrees31.10190000, -81.41483333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 6.114', W 81° 24.89'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 6' 6.84" N, 81° 24' 53.40" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1147 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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