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Established as a retreat in the 19th century for the elite of Savannah, Isle of Hope provided a refuge from the intense heat and outbreaks of malaria prevalent throughout the summer months. Originally owned by Henry Parker, the land was divided into lots in the 1850s and 1860s. These were sold to prominent Savannah families who built palatial homes along the water. A small African American settlement in the district dates from after the Civil War when freed slaves from Wormsloe Plantation settled in the town. In 1871 a railroad was built connecting Savannah with Isle of Hope and by the early 20th century many residents were living in the town year-round. The historic district encompasses a large area extending back from the Skidaway River. Landscaped with old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, the houses range in style from Greek Revival, Victorian, and Neoclassical to Craftsman Bungalows. Many of the residences also have both formal and informal gardens.

Location: Chatham County, Georgia (GA), United States, North America



Isle of Hope , resort town (1990 pop. 1,400), Chatham co., E Ga., 6 mi/9.7 km SSE of Savannah, near the Atlantic; 31°58'N 81°03'W.

The population for Isle Of Hope, Georgia is approximatly 2605. The total amount of households in Isle Of Hope, Georgia is 1001. With 2605 people of the population in these households. The average household size is 2.60.

2353 people in Isle Of Hope, Georgia are part of a family. The average family size in Isle Of Hope is 3.00 people.

There are 583 married families in Isle Of Hope, Georgia

  • Last visit to Isle of Hope: Mar 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 15, 2004
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