Indian Mound Cottage-Jekyll Island Historic District
This cottage served as a Winter Home for the William Rockefeller family in the early 1900's. It has been recently renovated and is one of 34 historic buildings in the National Landmark historic district of Jekyll Island. A highlights video tour of the cottage is provided. The cottage is open to the public with scheduled tours.
Track title: Life Path
Composer: Alexander Khaskin (SOCAN - CAE#: 231945867)
Publisher: Lynne Publishing (PRS - CAE#: 541626758)
Strange Image on Jekyll Island Georgia
This is a video of a strange image that was taken on November nighton Jekyll Island Georgia.
The video provides some history about the island and then shows the picture that was taken.
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Jekyll Island, GA: Tracing The History And Best Things To Do
Jekyll Island, a spot off the coast of Georgia, is a place where the history is absolutely fascinating. It was once known as the richest and most inaccessible club in the world. This is where some of America’s most influential and powerful men, including, J.P. Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, William Vanderbilt, John Rockefeller and other elite lived seasonally on the island. As members of the exclusive Jekyll Island Club, it became a place for an escape and winter retreat with entertainment like hunting, shooting, tennis and biking. Here, these men worked on gas, railroad and steel deals and it’s even where draft legislation was written to create the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Today, you can see 34 of the structures that remain, including cottages that belonged to America’s wealthiest. A Tram tours is one of the best ways to see the area, and includes a look inside Rockefellers' Indian Mound, where I was most captivated by the wrap around porch on the three-story home.
It’s also a place to visit for the beaches because the island has miles of coastline. But the coolest part is that all 5 of the beaches here have their own personality. Anyone you talk to in town will tell you not to leave without visiting Driftwood Beach and one step onto the sand here and I could instantly see why. Here, massive washed up live oaks and pines consumed by the sea line the beach, showing the effects of erosion on the barrier island.
Aside from beaches, sea turtles are one of the most distinguishing factors on the island and the Sea Turtle Center aims to increase awareness of habitat and wildlife conservation for the endangered animal through educational exhibits.
Other spots worth checking out are the Horton House Historic Site. A military aide, William Horton, home built the 18th century plantation. The site also includes the cemetery of the DuBignon Family, which owned Jekyll from 1790 to 1886 and lived in the Horton home until they sold the island to a group of Northern investors.
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Jekyll Island GA.flv
Fripp Island Ladies Book Club goes to Jekyll Island GA on 5/26/10 and takes a step back Somewhere in Time.
Jekyll Island Area Video
Watch this video of beautiful Jekyll Island, Georgia. Then... Come Coast Awhile!!!
Jekyll Islands Indian Mound
Built for the McKay family and then bought by William Rockefeller
Rockefeller Indian Mound Cottage on Jekyll Island.
Rockefeller Indian Mound Cottage on Jekyll Island. Atlantic Coastline, Georgia and Florida
Atlantic Coastline, Georgia and Florida. Edited 12-11-2016.
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Pine Lakes Golf Course-Jekyll Island Georgia
This is one of four golf courses and 63 holes available through Jekyll Island Golf:
Call for reservations and tee times: 912-635-2368
Track title: Lucid Dreams (B Lynne)
License Type: Standard License through
Composer: Bjorn Lynne (PRS - CAE: 272363273)
Publisher:Bjorn Lynne (PRS)
Jekyll Island Golf Resort (Indian Mound) Flyover Tour
Flyover video tour of Jekyll Island Golf Resort (Indian Mound) in Jekyll Island, GA(322 Captain Wylly Rd - 31527 US).
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Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island, Georgia - Resort Reviews
Welcome to Jekyll Island Club Hotel located in Jekyll Island, Georgia. The hotel's iconic turret beckons guests to experience a fairy-tale southern vacation surrounded by lush foliage, stately pillared buildings and miles of pristine Georgia coast beach.
POSTCARDS FROM JEKYLL ISLAND
A collection of old Postcards from Jekyll Island from the 1960's. Best if viewed in FULL SCREEN MODE. Most of the structures shown in these Postcards have been torn down or remade. A bit of Vintage Fabulous Jekyll Island from back in the day.
Music: Lawrence Welk, Apples and Bananas
Dolphins on Jekyll Island
We took the boat out to Jekyll Island. While visiting family in Brunswick, GA. We ran into these guys. Wished we had some fish to feed them. (:
Jekyll island historic district
Jekyll island historic district
Butler Island Plantation - Darien, Georgia
Butler Island Plantation. Near Darien, Georgia. In the heart of the old rice country of coastal Georgia. Recorded in the summer of 2013.
Music: Nile's Blues. KeKevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Jekyll Island, Georgia
For years we have heard amazing things about Jekyll Island. People raved about what a beautiful and fun place it was to visit. Internet searches uncovered gorgeous driftwood beaches and charming historic homes.
Thus we were excited this spring to have the opportunity to work with the Jekyll Island Authority and spend a week camping on the island so we could explore all it has to offer families. And what we discovered did not disappoint!
Although we visit new places every year, it’s not often we find a place where we almost immediately find ourselves plotting a return trip. But that’s exactly what happened for us during our time on the island. Much like the Outer Banks, we found that Jekyll Island offers so many historical, cultural, and outdoor recreational opportunities that even families with diverse interests (like ours) will find something for everyone.
Here is our Family Fun Guide to Jekyll Island:
Jekyll Island Georgia
During a visit to my favorite location, Jekyll Island Georgia, I shot this video. It was to cool to lay out on the beach and I had nothing to do. I hope you enjoy and can't wait to see your feedback.
JEKYLL ISLAND STATE OF GEORGIA, CRANE COTTAGE
Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County; it is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. The city of Brunswick, Georgia, the Marshes of Glynn, and several other islands, including the larger St. Simons Island, are nearby. Its beaches are frequented by vacationers and guided tours of the Landmark Historic District are available. Bike trails, walks along the beaches and sandbars, and Summer Waves, a waterpark, are a few of the many things vacationers can do. The district consists of a number of buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The island is also full of wildlife, consisting of many different mammals, reptiles and birds living and breeding in the island's inland marshes
HIDDEN JEKYLL EPISODE FIVE
Gun Carriages Jekyll Island, Georgia, 1898:
Located on the south end of the island, these gun carriages were built in 1898 for the Spanish American War. They saw no action and the guns were removed before 1900. They represent one of the few sites in the state of Georgia designed specifically for defense during the Spanish American War. They are located deep in the woods and there is no marker designating their location.
Accessible via path originating at St. Andrew's Picnic Area, or via St. Andrews Cut Fire Control Road.
The gun mounts were discovered in 1965 when surveyors placed a USGS marker near the site. They were described as being tipped over at the time. They have since been righted.
BR0117 STATION DESCRIPTION
DESCRIBED BY COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY 1905 (IW) ON THE EDGE OF THE SAND HILLS OVERLOOKING ST. ANDREWS SOUND AT THE SOUTHERN END OF JEKYLL ISLAND. THE STATION IS THE CENTER OF A 4 IN IRON PIVOT AT THE CENTER OF A LARGE SQUARE IRON PLATE SECURED TO THE WESTERN ONE OF TWO CONCRETE GUN PLATFORMS WHICH WERE BUILT 'DURING THE SPANISH WAR. THE WESTERN HALVES OF THE PLATFORMS ARE SOMEWHAT BROKEN AND THE TWO IRON CARRIAGES ARE LYING ON THEIR SIDES 'TO THE WESTWARD OF THE PIVOTS. PIVOT REFERENCE IS 36.121 M. (118.51
BR0117'FT) FROM THE STATION N 82 DEG 19 MIN W.
What you've found are two carriages for 10-inch Rodman guns. Technically, these were designated Barbette Carriage for 10-Inch Columbiad - Model 1861 Front Pintle.
Likely these originally mounted a pair of 8-inch converted rifles, i.e. former 10-inch Rodman guns that had been bored out and re-sleaved with 8-inch caliber rifled liners. These weapons were emplaced in large numbers during the Spanish-American war in so-called emergency batteries.
From the 1898 report of the chief of engineers, p. 712:
For the defense of Brunswick the following temporary batteries were constructed:
1. One battery at the south end of St Simons Island, commanding the approach to Brunswick through St Simons Sound and also the inside route from Savannah, Ga., to Fernandina, Fla. A magazine has been constructed of plank and covered with sand.
2. One battery on St Simons Island, east of the one described above. A magazine has been constructed of plank and covered with sand.
3. One battery at the north end of Jekyl Island.
4. One battery at the south end of Jekyl Island. A magazine has been constructed of plank and covered with sand.
The 1899 ARCE adds (pp. 882-83):
During the past fiscal year an artesian well was sunk at the battery on Jekyl Island and another on the light-house reservation at St Simons Island, near the batteries. During the storm of October, 1898, these batteries were considerably damaged by the washing away of sand and the flooding of magazines.
In the Cartographics branch of the National Archives, Drawer 187 Sheet 4 shows Emplacement at North end of Jekyll Island, GA, 1898.
These latter reports explain why there are no remains of any other structures. Ammunition was stored in magazines made of wood and covered with sand. Likely the troops were stationed in tents or wooden structures. All that remains are the gun carriages and a sand berm which may or may not be a dune or a fortification.
The guns were in place for only two years, which explains why there were no significant other structures. Why the carriages were left in place, but the guns removed, remains a mystery. Were they not worth removing, even for scrap value? What happened to the mounts at the North end, or St. Simons?
Another mystery of Hidden Jekyll!