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

Birthplace of Juliette Low

(1860-1927)

 

—Founder of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. —

 
Birthplace of Juliette Low (1860-1927) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Birthplace of Juliette Low (1860-1927) Marker
Inscription. In the house that stands opposite this marker, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, was born, October 31, 1860. It was her girlhood home until her marriage there in 1886 to William Low, an Englishman, then residing in Savannah. As a friend of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, Juliette Low became active in Girl Guide work in England and Scotland in 1911. It was at his suggestion that she started Girl Scouting in America.

On March 12, 1912, at the Louisa Porter Home in this city, Mrs. Low founded the First Girl Guide troop in the United States. Her niece, Daisy Gordon, of Savannah, was the first member enrolled. Through Mrs. Low's energetic and determined leadership the movement spread rapidly under the name "Girl Scouts."

Mrs. Low died in Savannah, January 17, 1927. In 1953 her birthplace was acquired by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and funds for its restoration were raised by the 2,500,000 members. The property is now maintained by the Girl Scouts as a memorial to their Founder and as a center of activities for all Girl Scouts.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission
Birthplace of Juliette Low Marker, at right at Oglethorpe Ave and Bull St. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Birthplace of Juliette Low Marker, at right at Oglethorpe Ave and Bull St.
also see the other nearby markers
marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.607′ N, 81° 5.56′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street, in the median on East Oglethorpe Avenue. 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. "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (a few steps from this marker); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (a few steps from this marker); Original 1733 Burial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Mason 1792- 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Presbyterian Meeting House (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. More on the Birthplace
 
Also see . . .
1. Julliette Gordon Low. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Girl Scouts of America. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
The NE corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. The NE corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets

3. Julliette Gordon Low Biogrpahy. From the Girl Scouts site. (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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#10 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. #10 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah
Birthplace of Juliette Low , Wayne-Gordon House image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
5. Birthplace of Juliette Low , Wayne-Gordon House
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV,15-1
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A stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low image. Click for full size.
By Usps
6. A stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low
On July 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill authorizing a stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. The stamp was one of few dedicated to women. She was only the eighth woman to be honored with a stamp.
Juliette Low Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
7. Juliette Low Gravesite
Gravesite for Juliette Low, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, August 2008
8. Gravesite for Juliette Low, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah
"Founder of Girl Scouts of the United States" "Juliette Low Wife of William M. Low Daughter of William W and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon Born October 31, 1860 Died January 17, 1927 At Savannah, Georgia" " Now abideth Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love "
 
 
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