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

Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of

Representative Government in Georgia

 
 
Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Representative Government in Georgia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Representative Government in Georgia Marker
Inscription. In March 1750, the Georgia Trustees in London resolved to allow colonists to elect a representative assembly to meet in Savannah, Georgia's colonial capitol. Sixteen delegates met on January 15,1751, for a twenty-four day session. Representative government continued in 1755 in the Commons House of Assembly, which by 1770 began meeting in a building on the southeast lot of Reynolds Square. In 1777, the new state constitution provided for an elected House Assembly. The Georgia constitution of 1789 expanded the legislature to two houses, known as the General Assembly.
 
Erected 2002 by Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State. (Marker Number 25-13.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.742′ N, 81° 5.368′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Congress St. and Abercorn St. when traveling east on E. Congress St.. Click for map. located in Reynolds Square. 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. Lucas Theatre (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley
Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Marker at Reynolds Square, Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Marker at Reynolds Square, Savannah
(within shouting distance of this marker); Italians in Georgia's Genesis (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley, 1703- 1791 (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of Filature (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oliver Sturges House (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Parish House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Printing Office of James Johnson (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Trustee Georgia, 1732-1752. "The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony." (Submitted on February 28, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPolitics
 
 
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