Dutch Island – Private Coastal Community with Natural Surroundings
Dutch Island is a prominent, gated, waterfront community located just twenty minutes from Downtown Savannah, GA, is a 500-acre gated community, nestled in the Inter-Coastal waterway, with direct access to Skidaway River, Herb River, Wilmington River, and Gimbal Creek. With just over 480 traditional single family homes on deep-set lots, Dutch Island offers luxurious modern amenities while maintaining the natural beauty of the landscape and surrounding marshes. The balance between the comfortable architectural style and unspoiled landscape allows families to thrive in this well-balanced community lifestyle.
Dutch Island Amenities:
- 24 Gated Security
- Community Swimming Pool
- Deep Water Community Dock
- Tennis Courts
- Basketball Court
- 10 Pristine Lagoons & Ponds
Dutch Island’s Plantation & Aviation History
Dutch Island’s history lies in agricultural production. Several grants have been found with the purpose to stimulate agricultural production of corn, cotton and potatoes. Later, forests were allowed to reclaim the land and timber became the main crop. Evidence of these early plantations can still be found on Dutch Island in the form of gravesites, many on the circular medians located throughout the island.
Dutch Island was first referred to in 1759, when King George II granted 30 acres of land to Peter Radick, a planter at the time. The second reference of a plantation on the island was found on a crown grant dated June 5, 1759, between Skidaway River and Thunderbolt Bluff to Michael Radick. The grant called the Island, “Providence.” A third name associated with a plantation on Dutch Island was found on a grant to Henry Denzler for 100 acres known as “Point Hope.”
Dutch Island’s popularity grew substantially in 1912, when Captian Matthew Batson, a successful aviator, chose Dutch Island for the site of an airplane factory. Batson’s goal was to build an aircraft that could cross the Atlantic Ocean. After a series of failures and lawsuits, Batson gave up his dream and joined the Army, dying in 1917 in West Virginia. The aero factory on Dutch Island was mysteriously set ablaze following.
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