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

Birthplace of Juliette Low

(1860-1927)

— Founder of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. —

 
 
Birthplace of Juliette Low (1860-1927) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Birthplace of Juliette Low (1860-1927) Marker
Inscription.  
In the house that stands opposite this marker, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, was born, October 31, 1860. It was her girlhood home until her marriage there in 1886 to William Low, an Englishman, then residing in Savannah. As a friend of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, Juliette Low became active in Girl Guide work in England and Scotland in 1911. It was at his suggestion that she started Girl Scouting in America.

On March 12, 1912, at the Louisa Porter Home in this city, Mrs. Low founded the First Girl Guide troop in the United States. Her niece, Daisy Gordon, of Savannah, was the first member enrolled. Through Mrs. Low's energetic and determined leadership the movement spread rapidly under the name "Girl Scouts."

Mrs. Low died in Savannah, January 17, 1927. In 1953 her birthplace was acquired by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and funds for its restoration were raised by the 2,500,000 members. The property is now maintained by the Girl Scouts as a memorial to their Founder and as a center of activities for all Girl Scouts.
 
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1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-34.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1793.
 
Location. 32° 4.607′ N, 81° 5.56′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is at the intersection of East Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street, in the median on East Oglethorpe Avenue. 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. "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (a few steps from this marker); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (a few steps from this marker); Original 1733 Burial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); Independent Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Presbyterian Meeting House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
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Birthplace of Juliette Low Marker, at right at Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Birthplace of Juliette Low Marker, at right at Oglethorpe Avenue and Bull Street
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for another marker that is related to this marker. More on the Birthplace
 
Also see . . .
1. Julliette Gordon Low. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Girl Scouts of America. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

3. Julliette Gordon Low. Girl Scouts website entry (Submitted on February 22, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
The NE corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
3. The NE corner of Bull and Oglethorpe Streets
10 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2008
4. 10 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah
Birthplace of Juliette Low, the Wayne-Gordon House image. Click for more information.
Historic American Buildings Survey, 1936
5. Birthplace of Juliette Low, the Wayne-Gordon House
Historic American Engineering Record HABS GA,26-SAV, 15-1
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A stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Usps
6. A stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low
On July 3, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed a bill authorizing a stamp in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. The stamp was one of few dedicated to women. She was only the eighth woman to be honored with a stamp.
Juliette Low Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 31, 2008
7. Juliette Low Gravesite
Gravesite for Juliette Low, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, August 1, 2008
8. Gravesite for Juliette Low, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah
"Founder of Girl Scouts of the United States" "Juliette Low Wife of William M. Low Daughter of William W. and Eleanor Kinzie Gordon Born October 31, 1860 Died January 17, 1927 At Savannah, Georgia"
"Now abideth Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 4,440 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3, 4. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on June 11, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on February 22, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7, 8. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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