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“Interesting piece of Jekyl Island hx”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Horton House Ruins

Horton House Ruins
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Interesting piece of Jekyl Island hx”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

If you want to know the spot of the original white settlement on Jekyl Island (original spelling), this is the place.

Visited October 2013
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Worth a visit while on the island”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Americans 'do' their heritage very well and this small area is no exception..they fully exploit the lovely setting and the cycle track just over the road by putting up information boards that cram a great deal into a small space. It is a beautiful part of this wonderful island, so cycle the northern part when you will come across the ruins...in a car you blink and you would probably miss it.

Visited September 2013
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Titusville
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1,611 reviews
1,088 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,302 helpful votes
“A nice stop on a biking tour”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

If you plan to bike around the island you cannot miss the Horton House ruins that rests north of the Historic District on the west side of the island just before the campgrounds west entrance. It is a shadow of its former self but people love to stop and walk through it, have their picture taken in one of the windows and read the history. It is just about in the right place for a break from the bike ride from the campground to the Historic District. As small cemetery with an interesting rusted gate
is nearby as well. Nice views of the march along this entire road.

Visited September 2013
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Bainsville, Ont
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Historical Horton House”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Horton House give the visitor a little peek at how the early settlers lived on this island. As the whole island is sooo historical, it is best to spend a little time and get to know it.

Visited February 2013
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Orange City, Florida
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308 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Site”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

I think that it is amazing how the Horton House is still standing. The history here is fantastic. You can walk through the house and around it. There is a small pull off near the house. You can also bike to it but my boyfriend and I did not do that. There is a small graveyard across the street from it. It was not as exciting as I expected it to be but it was still interesting nonetheless. If you are visiting Jekyll Island, I suggest that you stop here regardless of if you are a history buff or not!

Visited April 2013
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