Eulonia, Georgia

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Eulonia
Unincorporated community
Eulonia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Eulonia
Eulonia
Location within the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 31°31′59″N 81°25′37″W / 31.53306°N 81.42694°W / 31.53306; -81.42694Coordinates: 31°31′59″N 81°25′37″W / 31.53306°N 81.42694°W / 31.53306; -81.42694
Country United States
State Georgia
County McIntosh
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Eulonia is an unincorporated community in McIntosh County in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the 'Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area'. It is situated between Savannah and Brunswick just off Interstate 95.[1]

Culture[edit]

Many of Eulonia's inhabitants are members of the Gullah ethnic group of African Americans, some of whom also live on nearby Sapelo Island. The McIntosh County Shouters, a Gullah traditional music group, performs regularly at Eulonia's Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.

Eulonia and nearby hamlets of Crescent and Shellman Bluff are home to The Buccaneer Club, Sapelo Station, Hunter's Cafe (restaurants), site of River Oak's Condos, Pleasure Point, and Stonefield neighborhoods. Also at Shellman Bluff there are several marina's which include Fisherman's Lodge and Shellman Bluff Marina. The Shellman Bluff area is the larger attraction of McIntosh Co., with many residents being "weekend warriors" and is the home of the Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club, and the annual Sapelo Open Kingfish Tournament. The Sapelo River runs through Eulonia and has its source just inland of US HWY 17. Between Eulonia and Darien on HWY99 lies Meridian, Georgia, site of the embarkation point for the ferry to Sapelo Island.

Local celebrations include the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at Shellman Bluff, Sapelo Open Kingfish Tournament (held at Shellman Bluff) and the Jack's Bluff Yacht Club Annual Fishing Tournament (amateurs only).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.