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Historic District - North in Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hugh McCall (1767-1823)

Early Georgian Historian

 
 
Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker
Inscription.  Hugh McCall who is buried here was the author of the first history of Georgia.

Forced by ill health into retirement, McCall, who was a Brevet Major, U.S. Infantry, became interested in the history of his adopted State. In spite of severe handicaps, he wrote a much needed history of Georgia. The first volume, which was published at Savannah, in 1811. The second volume, which appeared five years later, carried his “History of Georgia” through the Revolutionary period. Time has not impaired the value and the usefulness of McCall’s work.

His father, Colonel James McCall, played a heroic role in the Revolutionary War in the Carolina. Hugh McCall passed his boyhood during those trying times. The closing words of the first history of this State are an ever timely reminder to posterity that
“The blood which flowed from the suffering patriots of that day, should never be forgotten; and the precious jewel which was purchased by it, should be preserved with courage and remembered with gratitude, by succeeding generations.”

 
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1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-24.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1811.
 
Location. 32° 4.533′ N, 81° 5.388′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker can be reached from East Oglethorpe Ave.. Located in the Colonial Park Cemetery (Cemetery). 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. Joseph Habersham (1751-1815) (a few steps from this marker); James Habersham (a few steps from this marker); Button Gwinnett (a few steps from this marker); Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Samuel Elbert (1740-1788) (within shouting distance of this marker); William Scarbrough (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
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Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
2. Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker
here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for Colonial Park
 
Also see . . .  Men of Mark in Georgia: A Complete and Elaborate History of the State from ... By William J. Northen. Page 235 on Hugh McCall (Submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
3. Hugh McCall (1767-1823) Marker
Hugh McCall gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
4. Hugh McCall gravesite
Hugh McCall Grave in Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Hugh McCall Grave in Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,257 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on September 12, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on December 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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