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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Forsyth Park
 
Forsyth Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
1. Forsyth Park Marker
 
Inscription. In the 1840s, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). William Bischoff created the original landscape design. In the early 1850s improvements to the park included removal of some pines for walkways and ornamental plantings, benches, and iron fencing around the perimeter. In 1854 the fountain and radiating walks were added. Originally created as a military parade ground, the twenty-one acre Park Extension was added in 1867. The dummy forts were built in c. 1909 and used for training during World War I.
 
Erected 2001 by Georgia Historical Society and Trustees' Garden Club, Inc. (Marker Number 25-10.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.101′ N, 81° 5.759′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Bull Street near Hall Street. Click for map. Sign located well inside the park, in view of the Forsythe Fountain. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Whitaker Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
 
Forsyth Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stephen L. Wilson, August 13, 2009
2. Forsyth Park Marker
 
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette McLaws (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Francis Bartow (about 500 feet away); Warren A. Candler Hospital (about 600 feet away); Savannah's Marine Corps Memorial (about 700 feet away); Georgia Historical Society (about 800 feet away); Armstrong Junior College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Home of Henry R. Jackson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nina Anderson Pape (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  Forsyth Park - Parisian Inspired Beauty in Savannah, Georgia. The beautiful park and its stunning fountain were created during a 19th century beautification project. They are among Savannah's most beloved landmarks. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Forsyth Park Marker amid the park Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2013
3. Forsyth Park Marker amid the park
 
 
Forsyth Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, September 15, 2013
4. Forsyth Park Marker
 
 
Forsythe Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Forsythe Fountain
The Forsyth Park fountain, made completely of cast iron, was placed here in 1858. Designed to resemble the Place de la Concorde fountain in Paris, it is one of the most photographed monuments in Savannah.
 
 
Forsythe Fountain ready for St. Patrick's Day, with <i>green </i> water flowing Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
6. Forsythe Fountain ready for St. Patrick's Day, with green water flowing
 
 
Included is a "Scent Garden", with wonderful flower scents. Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
7. Included is a "Scent Garden", with wonderful flower scents.
 
 
Monument "To the Confederate Dead 1861-1865," another park focal point Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 2006
8. Monument "To the Confederate Dead 1861-1865," another park focal point
 
 
Forsyth Park Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
9. Forsyth Park
1851
Named to commerate the public service of
John Forsythe
Secretary of State of the United States,
Minister to Spain, Governor of Georgia
 
 
Forsyth Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
10. Forsyth Park Marker
 
 
Forsyth Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
11. Forsyth Fountain
 
 
Forsyth Fountain Photo, Click for full size
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
12. Forsyth Fountain
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,880 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on August 25, 2009, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 9, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   10, 11, 12. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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