R. J. Reynolds Mansion

North Carolina tobacco heir Richard J. Reynolds Jr. utilized the island as a part-time residence for thirty years, from 1934 until his death in 1964. His widow sold her holdings on Sapelo to the state of Georgia in two separate transactions in 1969 and 1976.

Courtesy of Georgia Department of Economic Development

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries