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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Jewish Burial Ground

 
 
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
1. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. Established by Mordecai Sheftall on August 2, 1773 from lands granted him in 1762 by King George III as a parcel of land that "shall be, and "forever remain, to and for the use and purpose of a Place of Burial for all persons whatever professing the Jewish Religion.

During the ill fated attempt of the French forces under Admiral Charles Henri, Comte d'Estaing, and the American forces under General Benjamin Lincoln, to recapture Savannah from the British, General Lincoln's Orders of the Day of October 8, 1779 stated that "The second place of rallying, or the first if the redoubt should not be carried, will be at the Jew's burying ground, where the reserve will be placed."

According to the account of Captain Antoine-Francoise Terance O'Conner, a military engineer serving with the French forces, on October 9, 1779, shortly after 4:00 A. M. "The reserve corps, commanded by M. le Vicomte de Noailles, advanced as far as an old Jewish cemetery, and we placed on its right and a little to the rear the four 4-pounders."
 
Erected by Georgia Historical Marker.
 
Location. 32° 4.342′ N, 81° 6.212′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Cohen Road and West Boundry
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
2. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker
Street, on the right when traveling south on Cohen Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Lyon - De La Motta Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Of Georgia Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boiler Room (approx. 0.2 miles away); Planing Shed & Lumber Shed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smokestack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tender Frame Shop & Master Mechanic's Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Storehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
3. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker
Old Jewish Burial Ground Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
4. Old Jewish Burial Ground
The plaque on the wall reads: "Jewish burial ground used about 100 years. A gift from Mordecai Sheftall by deed dated August 2, 1773"
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker and the Mordecai Sheftall Plaque, at left Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, December 9, 2008
5. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker and the Mordecai Sheftall Plaque, at left
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 18, 2008
6. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker
Across the street, still part of the Cemetery Levi Sheftall Plaque
Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker, Levi Sheftall Plaque Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 18, 2008
7. Old Jewish Burial Ground Marker, Levi Sheftall Plaque
 
 
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