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

Savannah's First Burying Ground

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, March 8, 2009
1. Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker
Inscription. When Savannah was laid out in 1733, the two lots on which this building stands were set aside as a burying ground. William Cox, surgeon, who came on the "Ann," was the first of the colonists to die and was buried here with appropriate ceremonies. This burying ground continued in use until a larger cemetery was established which is now known as Colonial Park.
 
Erected 1967 by Georgia Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 4.664′ N, 81° 5.566′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on West York Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is mounted to the outside wall of the Goldeneye Gallery at # 5 and Savannah Watercolors # 7 W. York St. 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. Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomo-Chi-Chi's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley (within shouting distance of this marker); Lutheran Church Of The Ascension (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wright Square
Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 8, 2009
2. Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker
(about 300 feet away); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (about 300 feet away); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (about 300 feet away); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 8, 2009
3. Savannah's First Burying Ground Marker
is mounted to the outside wall of the Goldeneye Gallery at # 5 and Savannah Watercolors # 7 W. York St.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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