Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1734 - 1806
America's most recognized business
figure and was given charge of the
Revolution's finances. Often using
personal credit or funds he was a
key factor in achieving victory. He
formed the National Bank and
secured the new country's
currency. He died impoverished.
Erected by Stone Placed by Chatham Bank.
Location. 32° 4.553′ N, 81° 6.035′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street). Touch for map. Located between Louisville Road and West Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). 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. Dr. Noble W. Jones (here, next to this marker); Michael Dennison (here, next to this marker); Col. John Jones (here, next to this marker); Joseph Brandt (here, next to this marker); Joel Lane (here, next to this marker); Captain Charles Floyd Colonel Mordecai Sheftall (here, next to this marker); Lt. Ambrose Gordon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . .
1. Robert Morris, Wikipedia entry. a Welsh-born American merchant, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, became the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and was chosen as a delegate to the Second Continental Congress, where he served as chairman of the "Secret Committee of Trade" and as a member of the Committee of Correspondence. Morris personally loaned £100,000 to pay the Continental troops under Washington. This helped to keep the Army together just before the battle of Princeton. He subsequently paid from his own funds the troops via "Morris notes" to continue Washington's ability to wage war as the US currency had no value. (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. US History.Org. Delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775, Appointed Special Commissioner of Finance, 1776; Author of the plan for a National Bank, 1781; Financial Agent (Submitted on April 6, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 3. submitted on March 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.