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Jonathan Bryan

(1708 – 1788)

 
 
Jonathan Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2011
1. Jonathan Bryan Marker
Inscription. Born in Pocotaligo, SC, Jonathan Bryan accompanied James Oglethorpe on his initial visit to Yamacraw Bluff in 1733. One of Georgia’s largest landholders, Bryan was a supporter of evangelist George Whitefield and encouraged religious services for his slaves, including minister Andrew Bryan. Jonathan Bryan supported independence during the Revolutionary War, serving on the Council of Safety and personally financing Continental troops in Georgia. In 1779 he was captured and held for two years on British prison ships. Savannah’s Bryan Street recognizes his family’s role in the founding of the Georgia colony. In 1793 St. Phillip Parrish was renamed Bryan County in his honor.
 
Erected 2011 by Georgia Historical Society and the Savannah Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Georgia. (Marker Number 25-38.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.875′ N, 81° 5.738′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Montgomery Street near W. Bryan Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at Franklin Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jonathan Bryan Marker Unveiling 4/19/2011 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2011
2. Jonathan Bryan Marker Unveiling 4/19/2011
by the Georgia Historical Society and the Savannah Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Georgia
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haitian Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The First African Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ryan's Excelsior Bottle Works (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Evacuation of Savannah (about 400 feet away); William Scarbrough House (about 500 feet away); John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (about 600 feet away); Ships That Carried the Name Savannah (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flame of Freedom / Relighting the Flame (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Jonathan Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2011
3. Jonathan Bryan Marker
at right, Ms. Emma Adler and Ms. Cornelia Groves, N.S. of Colonial Dames of America in Ga.
Jonathan Bryan Marker seen at corner of W. Bryan Street (foreground)and Montgomery Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2011
4. Jonathan Bryan Marker seen at corner of W. Bryan Street (foreground)and Montgomery Street
Jonathan Bryan Marker, day of Unveiling and Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 19, 2011
5. Jonathan Bryan Marker, day of Unveiling and Dedication
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on November 5, 2016.
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