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Hog Hammock is a 434-acre Geechee community, on Sapelo Island. Hog Hammock’s residents are descendants of the enslaved Africans of Thomas Spalding, who bought most of the 16,000-acre island in 1802 to cultivate cotton, sugar and rice. Spalding’s plantation house is located on the south end of the island, while the tabby ruins of slave houses is located on the north end.