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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Houstoun Street/York Street

 
 
Houstoun and York Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
1. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
Inscription.  
Houstoun Street
Named in honor of
John Houstoun
Governor of Georgia, 1778
First Mayor of Savannah. 1790

York Street
Laid out in 1733
Named in honor of
Duke Of York

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1778.
 
Location. 32° 4.56′ N, 81° 5.187′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Houstoun Street and York Street, on the right when traveling south on Houstoun Street. 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. Second Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Town Gate (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Recreation on Crawford Square (about 700 feet away); Police Officers Monument (about 700 feet away); Police Station Steps (about 700 feet away); Cisterns (about 700 feet away); The Berrien House
Houstoun and York Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
2. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
The title Duke of York is a title of nobility in the British peerage. Since the 15th century, it has, when granted, usually been given to the second son of the British monarch.
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(about 800 feet away); 1812 Wesley Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  John Houstoun ca. 1747-1796. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on March 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Houstoun and York Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
3. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
At the corner of the building, facing Houstoun and York Streets, Laid out in 1733, the year of Savannah's settlement
Houstoun and York Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
4. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
Outstanding example of Handmade Brick
from
Hermitage
Plantation
circa 1840
Houstoun Street in Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
5. Houstoun Street in Savannah
York Street in Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 28, 2019
6. York Street in Savannah
Houstoun and York Streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 28, 2019
7. Houstoun and York Streets Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 889 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 7, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on January 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 9, 2022