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Original 1733 Burial Plot

 
 
Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker
Inscription.
Original 1733 burial plot allotted by
James Edward Oglethorpe
to the Savannah Jewish Community.

 
Erected by Trustees of the Mordecai-Sheftall Cemetery Trust.
 
Location. 32° 4.613′ N, 81° 5.58′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of W Oglethorpe Ave and Bull St., in the median on W Oglethorpe Ave. 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. Lowell Mason 1792- 1872 (a few steps from this marker); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (within shouting distance of this marker); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Low (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (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.
 
Regarding Original 1733 Burial Plot.
Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker
In the Median on Oglethorpe Ave. at Bull St.
Currently there is no evidence of any kind of burial ground here.
 
Also see . . .  Source: Congregation Mickve Israel ..Excerpt. Forty-two brave pioneering Jews, the “largest group of Jews to land in North America in Colonial days” arrived in Savannah on July 11, 1733, just five months after General James Edward Oglethorpe established the colony of Georgia. (Submitted on July 20, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Original 1733 Burial Plot Marker
Original 1733 Burial Plot North side of Oglethorpe Ave. image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 13, 2008
4. Original 1733 Burial Plot North side of Oglethorpe Ave.
Original 1733 Burial Plot South side of Median on Oglethorpe Ave image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 13, 2008
5. Original 1733 Burial Plot South side of Median on Oglethorpe Ave
 
 
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