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

Johnson Square

 
 
Johnson Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Johnson Square Marker
Inscription.  
Johnson Square
1733
Named for His Excellency, Robert Johnson, Governor
of
South Carolina.
First square designated and named by
Oglethorpe.
Intended to serve as model for
all other squares.
A sundial was placed here for General use.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1733.
 
Location. 32° 4.791′ N, 81° 5.491′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and West Bryan Street, on the right when traveling east on Bull Street. Behind the Nathanael Greene Monument, in Johnson Square. 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. Nathanael Greene Monument (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Southern Tour (here, next to this marker); City Plan of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); John Herndon Mercer 1909 - 1976 (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Johnson Square (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
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Sundial as mentioned image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Sundial as mentioned
Sundial base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
3. Sundial base
"Erected by The Society Of Colonial Wars in the state of Georgia Feb. 12th 1933 In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Georgia"
Sundial base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2008
4. Sundial base
"In the center of this square the early colonists placed a sundial"
Sundial base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2008
5. Sundial base
"In recognition of the services rendered by Colonel William Bull of South Carolina who assisted Oglethorpe in selecting the site and laying out the plan for Savannah"
Sundial base image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
6. Sundial base
"A view of Savannah in the year 1734"
The Sundial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
7. The Sundial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on February 18, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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