Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Second Baptist Church
Was founded December 26, 1802
by Rev. Henry Cunningham and
Twenty-five other Baptists.
General William T. Sherman and
Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton
met with the Negroes of this city
and the newly freed slaves at
Second Baptist Church when Savannah
surrendered to General Sherman in
This Marker Erected in Commemoration
of the Bicentennial of our Country
Erected 1976 by City of Savannah.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is December 26, 1781.
Location. 32° 4.591′ N, 81° 5.174′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Houston Street and East State Street, on the left when traveling south on Houston Street. Located on Greene Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Houston Street, 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. Houstoun Street/York Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Town GateJohn B. Hohenstein, Sr. (about 700 feet away); Washington Fire Company (about 700 feet away); The Berrien House (about 700 feet away); Rev’d A. Dale Umbreit (about 700 feet away); A. Douglass Strobhar (about 700 feet away); Police Officers Monument (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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