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Glynn County Historical Markers

Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha


  • Source: Ed Jackson
  • Marker: Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha
  • Location: U.S. 17 near the Altamaha River

HOPETON-ON-THE-ALTAMAHA HOME OF JAMES HAMILTON COUPER

1.4 mi.

Hopeton Plantation, of which Altama is a part, lies about 1.4 miles West of here. A model rice and sugar Plantation of the early 19th century, described in books by several travelers from Europe, Hopeton is best remembered as the home of James Hamilton Couper. “A pioneer in the agricultural and industrial development of Georgia and the South,” James Hamilton Couper was an archaeologist, a geologist, a conchologist, architect and historian – a man whose abilities and accomplishments would be recognized in any time.

063-23 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1958