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Recreation on Crawford Square

 
 
Recreation on Crawford Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 28, 2019
1. Recreation on Crawford Square Marker
Inscription.  Crawford Square was built in 1841 and was named for William Harris Crawford, a native Savannahian politician and frontrunner for President of the United States in 1816.

Crawford Square was regularly the site for the annual New Years Day bonfire, though in fierce competition with the Washington Square bonfire.

The City of Savannah held a basketball tournament in 1946 and the winning team was to be awarded a paved basketball court. The Crawford Square team won, and in 1947 the basketball court was constructed. The basketball court helped to develop and expand recreational opportunities for youth in the community, and established what remains as the only active recreational square in Savannah. Many of those players went on to pursue athletic careers in college and become productive citizens.

The square and basketball court have served as a central focal point for the neighborhood, providing a gathering place for recreation and fellowship, and fostering a sense of community spirit and pride.

-Erected in fond memory by the Crawford Square Alumni
 
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Recreation on Crawford Square Marker<br>(<i>wide view • basketball court in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 28, 2019
2. Recreation on Crawford Square Marker
(wide view • basketball court in background)
Crawford Square Alumni.
 
Location. 32° 4.456′ N, 81° 5.219′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Houston Street and East Mc Donough Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located near the center of Savannah's Crawford Square, on the north side of the gazebo. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cisterns (a few steps from this marker); Houstoun Street/York Street (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Police Station Steps (about 700 feet away); Police Officers Monument (about 800 feet away); Beach Institute (about 800 feet away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nathanael Greene, Maj. Gen., Continental Army (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSports
 
Crawford Square Basketball Court (<i>view northeast from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, April 28, 2019
3. Crawford Square Basketball Court (view northeast from marker)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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