SAM HINTON, Representative of the Hinton Family, Rowen’s Original Landowners
A passionate conservationist and lifelong Gwinnettian, Sam Hinton has spent much of his life tending to a diverse array of family and environmental interests. He has a history degree from Emory University and through the years, Sam has applied a historian’s curiosity and insight while managing a number of family enterprises, including timber, agriculture, cattle, and property management. Sam sees a disconnect between the average person and their understanding of the connection between the intricacies of the history of agriculture, food production, health and medicine and our environment and quality of life. He and his family hope to strengthen the historical ties between land use and agriculture for the next generation of Gwinnett County.
More than a century ago, Sam’s grandparents, Dr. Samuel Locklin Hinton and Alice Stanley Hinton, originally assembled much of the land that comprises Rowen today. Sam represents the Hinton family on the board of the Rowen Foundation. Sam, along with his sisters, Alice Hinton and Martha Braumann, spent countless hours on and hold many memories of the property. They, along with Sam’s wife, Suzanne, and their children, Locklin, Caroline and Nathaniel, as well as Alice’s daughters, Lucy and Ann, have a vested interest in Rowen’s programmatic drivers of agriculture, medicine and the environment. They optimistically anticipate Rowen’s integration of these areas to enhance the quality of life for all.