Horton House Historical Site

Horton House Historical Site (HMC7Y)

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

N 31° 6.105', W 81° 24.931'

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A Legacy Continues

— The du Bignon Family —

The plantation that Christophe Du Bignonestablished at the beginning of the nineteethcentury had its good and bad years.
When Christophe's youngest son, Henri,married Ann Amelia Nicolau in 1808, they weregiven 40 acres of planted cotton. This was agood indication that Christophe approved of the young Frenchwoman. The du Bignonfamily, as new immigrants, closely held totheir native culture, and this was evidentin this marriage as well as the close-knitcommunity of friends and business agentsthat were also recent refugees from Franceand Haiti.
Henri eventually inherited the entireisland when both Christophe and Margueritedied in 1825. The close ties with the French community continued with Henri. However,growing up in America allowed him to liveand move more easily amoung the Americanculture than his father.
Henri remained on Jekyll Island until 1852when he remarried and moved his new wifeto Ellis Point, north of Brunswick.
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HM NumberHMC7Y
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Placed ByFriends of Historic Jekyll Island, Inc. , Jekyll Island Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 460374 N 3440952
Decimal Degrees31.10175000, -81.41551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 6.105', W 81° 24.931'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 6' 6.30" N, 81° 24' 55.86" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1146 Riverview Dr, Jekyll Island GA 31527, US
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