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The Georgia Coast enjoys the tempering influences of the Gulf Stream, making summers cooler and winters warmer than inland areas on the same latitude.
Average Daily High By Season:
January: 61 Degrees / April: 75 Degrees / July: 90 Degrees / October: 78 Degrees Average Daily Low By Season:
January: 42 Degrees / April: 57 Degrees / July: 75 Degrees / October: 62 Degrees Precipitation By Season:
January: 4.06 Inches / April: 3.11 Inches / July: 4.53 Inches / October: 4.57 Inches
Average Ocean Temperature in Winter: 57 Degrees Average Ocean Temperature in Summer: 82 Degrees
ACCESS BY CAR:
Interstate 95 parallels the Georgia coast. If you are traveling south from Savannah, take exit 67 and turn south (left) on US Highway 17. Go 2.7 miles to Minton Road and turn left. Drive 2.8 miles to Shellman Bluff Road and turn left. Go 2.3 miles to the entrance of Cooper’s Point on the right.
If you are traveling north from Jacksonville or Brunswick, take exit 58. Turn east (right) and go about 1 mile to a blinking light at US Highway 17. Turn left and go about 2 miles to Pine Harbor Road (at the CITGO gas station). Turn right and go a couple of hundred yards and then turn left onto Shellman Bluff Road. Proceed about 6 miles to the entrance of Cooper’s Point on the right.
ACCESS BY AIR:
Savannah Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is served by major airlines Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest and United with nonstop flights to over 22 destinations including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Charlotte, and Dallas. The airport is located 46 miles north of Cooper’s Point right off I-95. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) is 34 miles south and is served by Delta Connection with daily flights to Atlanta. Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is 89 miles south off of I-95 and is served by Frontier, Delta, United, American, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue and Allegiant Air.
Cooper’s Point has 350 feet of dock space on deep water. Our community dock is on the White Chimney River and is for use by Cooper’s Point Property Owners.
Cooper’s Point is served by the Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative and The Darien Telephone Company, which provides telephone, hi speed internet and cable TV service. Homes have septic tanks and water is provided by the community water system supported by Water Utility Management.
Our New full-service Medical Clinic (Coastal Community Health Services) is located just outside the Cooper’s Point main gate. Brunswick is home to Southeast Regional Medical Center and Savannah is home to St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center. Veterans’ medical facilities are located in Hinesville, Brunswick and Savannah.
There are smaller family medical centers in Eulonia, Darien, Richmond Hill, Savannah, and Brunswick. There are many private physicians in all surrounding counties.
McIntosh County has a rich and colorful history, dating back to the seventeenth century. Scottish names abound throughout the county, evidence of the first settlers. The fertile delta area supported the great rice plantations that flourished before the Civil War. Fort King George in Darien, built in the 1720’s, is a replica of the original fort and its remains can also be seen on the grounds. Content goes here[/learn_more] By the turn of the century, Darien had a major timbering industry, but the Civil War, the depletion of the large timber tracts, and a devastating fire brought this industry to a halt. Then Darien began its quiet role as a pleasant river community and a commercial fishing/shrimping base.
As respects Cooper’s Point, we have our own bit of interesting history. The community is situated on land likely owned by Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. Buddy Sullivan, local historian, educator and lecturer, offered to us his take of the land on which we reside:
“The colonial land grant records are extremely vague regarding the precise location of tracts granted in the years before the Revolution. Button Gwinnett owned a lot of land in this section of the coast after he came to America ca. 1760. I think he was a land speculator, i.e. like a lot of other people he bought land then turned it over for a profit. After studying the records and assessing the locations of various properties I feel pretty secure in saying that what is now Cooper’s Point is the Gwinnett grant. In fact, some years ago when the Cooper’s Point developers approached me about the matter I suggested the name “Gwinnett Point” for the development in recognition of the famous Button Gwinnett and his land there. They chose Cooper’s Point instead. I am not sure why. Something to do with a pirate or privateer named Cooper who supposedly frequented the tract in the 18th century. I had never heard of him and suspect it is a tale embellished by time, much like Blackbeard Island of which there is no evidence whatsoever that Edward Teach (Blackbeard) ever set foot there, much less “buried” treasure there. Cooper’s Point of course is the tract on which the 19th century cotton plantation Traveller’s Rest was located as documented in my Early Days book. Acreage-wise it was one of the largest plantations in McIntosh County, owned for a time by William Cooke who also owned the adjacent Shellman plantation and nearby Creighton Island where he cultivated a good deal of cotton.”