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

Houstoun Street/York Street

 
 
Houstoun and York Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
1. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
Inscription.
Houstoun Street
Named in honor of
John Houstoun
Governor of Georgia, 1778
First Mayor of Savannah. 1790

York Street
Laid out in 1733
Named in honor of
Duke Of York

 
Location. 32° 4.56′ N, 81° 5.187′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Houstoun Street and York Street, on the right when traveling south on Houstoun Street. 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. Second Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Town Gate (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Police Officers Monument (about 700 feet away); Police Station Steps (about 700 feet away); 1812 Wesley Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Barnard House (approx. 0.2 miles away); John B. Hohenstein, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Fire Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  John Houstoun was twice Governor of Georgia. New Georgia Encyclopedia (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Houstoun and York Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
2. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
The title Duke of York is a title of nobility in the British peerage. Since the 15th century, it has, when granted, usually been given to the second son of the British monarch. ( seems that in 1733, there was no actual Duke of York )
Houstoun and York Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
3. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
At the corner of the building, facing Houstoun and York Streets, Laid out in 1733, the year of Savannah's settlement
Houstoun and York Streets Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
4. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
Outstanding example of Handmade Brick
from
Hermitage
Plantation
circa 1840
Houstoun Street , North-South direction in Savannah Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
5. Houstoun Street , North-South direction in Savannah
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 697 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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