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
Eulonia is located in the US
Eulonia
Eulonia
Eulonia (the US)
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. Part of the Brunswick, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is in the Low Country between Savannah and Brunswick near Interstate 95.[1]

Culture[edit]

Many of Eulonia's residents 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 the nearby hamlets of Crescent and Shellman Bluff are home to restaurants: The Buccaneer Club (open from the 1950s until 2016), Sapelo Station, and Hunter's Cafe (restaurants), and the sites of River Oaks Condos, Pleasure Point, and Stonefield neighborhoods. Also at Shellman Bluff are several marinas, which include Fisherman's Lodge and Shellman Bluff Marina.

The Shellman Bluff area is the larger attraction of McIntosh County, with many residents being "weekend warriors". It 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 Highway 17. Between Eulonia and Darien, with access by Georgia State Route 99, 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, and the Jack's Bluff Yacht Club Annual Fishing Tournament (amateurs only).

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