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Jekyll Island is in Glynn County, in the Brunswick metro area.

The latitude of Jekyll Island is 31.068N. The longitude is -81.413W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Jekyll Island is in the Atlantic, southeast of Brunswick
Former and merged names include:
· Jeckel Island
· Jekil Island
· Jeekel Island
· Jekyl Island
Bought in 1886 by the Jekyll Island Club, an exclusive group of millionaires. Rockefellers, Morgans and Astors vacationed here

In 1942 the U.S. government ordered the area evacuated. The state of Georgia purchased the island from the club in 1947 and turned it into a state park

Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Glory"
· 2000 movie, "The Legend of Bagger Vance"
Local festivals include:
  • Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Bella Sera Jazz Festival - March 16-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Jekyll Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Tidelands Nature Center
Jekyll Island attractions: Summer Waves Water Park
Historic sites and museums: Horton House Ruins, Jekyll Island Museum

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Glynn County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jekyll Island political report.

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Jekyll Island restaurants taking online reservations include Grand Dining Room at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel ... View restaurants

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Hotels in Jekyll Island include Buccaneer Beach Resort, Clarion Resort Jekyll Island, Holiday Inn Jekyll Island Oceanside, Jekyll Island Club Hotel, Jekyll Island Days Inn Oceanfront Resort, Oceanside Inn & Suites, Quality Inn & Suites, Villas by the Sea.

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