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Saint Simons Real Estate: Walk the Historic Couper Family’s Footsteps

Cannons PointIf you are looking for something to do in December, why not fully immerse yourself and the family in a bit of Saint Simons real estate history?

There are several events scheduled on Saint Simons and Sea Island throughout the month, including history and home tours. The history tours are kicking off on Tuesday the 2nd at the A. W Jones Heritage Center, which is tucked away on Beachview Drive. Subsequent, identical tours are planned for the 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th and 19th.

Advance reservations and a per person payment of $95 is required.

Set to focus specifically on the saga of Cannon’s Point, the roughly 195-minute long excursions are being sponsored by two organizations, the St. Simons Land Trust and the Coastal Georgia Historical Society. They are expected to include a lot of information about a family that we’ve talked about before in this blog, the Coupers. Attendees are asked to be at the center by 9:15 a.m. sharp. Coffee will be provided. From there, the group will eventually make its way to the preserve.

Participants should wear good walking shoes and dress appropriately for the day’s weather. In general, temperatures on the island in December tend to hover between the 40s and 60s. Intermittent periods of wind are possible, so we suggest that even if it’s supposed to be warm on the day of the tour attendees bring a light jacket with them just in case.

While at the preserve, tour participants will be able to see what’s left of the Couper’s renowned plantation and the remnants of shell mound building civilizations. There were seven people in the family, including five children. Some of them went on to establish plantations of their own elsewhere in Glynn County. Great details about what their lives must have been like may be found in John Solomon Otto’s book, Cannon’s Point Plantation, 1794-1860: Living Conditions and Status Patterns in the Old South.

To find out more about touring Saint Simons real estate in December, please contact us at DeLoach Sotheby’s International Realty today. We’d be happy to help you walk in the Couper Family’s footsteps.

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