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

Washington’s Southern Tour

 
 
Washington's Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
1. Washington's Southern Tour Marker
Inscription.  

During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington attended services at the original Christ Church on Sunday, May 15. While in Savannah from May 12-15, Washington lodged at a house on the corner of Barnard and State streets on St. James (now Telfair) Square, dined at Brown's Coffeehouse with the Society of the Cincinnati, toured the ruins of the Revolutionary earthworks with General Lachlan McIntosh, was entertained at the Silk Filature on Reynolds Square and attended a large public dinner. After Sunday services, Washington dined with Catherine Greene (widow of Nathanel Greene) at Mulberry Grove plantation north of the city before departing for Augusta.
 
Erected 1999 by Gerogia Historical Society, the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia. (Marker Number 25-3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington
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, the George Washington Slept Here, and the Georgia Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
 
Location. 32° 4.793′ N, 81° 5.489′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker can be reached from Bull Street near East Congress Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker located 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. Johnson Square (here, next to this marker); Nathanael Greene Monument (here, next to this marker); John Herndon Mercer 1909 - 1976 (within shouting distance of this marker); City Plan of Savannah (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Johnson Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Historic District (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.
 
Also see . . .  George Washington's Southern Tour. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1993 by
Washington’s Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Shane Oliver, December 29, 2020
2. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker
Terry W. Lipscomb. (Submitted on February 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Washington’s Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker
Washington’s Southern Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker
The Nathanael Greene Monument is in the background.
Washington’s Southern Tour Marker, at Johnson Square, Savannah image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, 2008
5. Washington’s Southern Tour Marker, at Johnson Square, Savannah
Marker seen at lower center.
The Inn as mentioned in the Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 2008
6. The Inn as mentioned in the Marker
George Washington During his visit to Savannah May 12-15 1791 was a guest at the inn which stood on the northwest corner of Barnard and State Streets. This tablet is placed in commemoration of the Bi-Centenary of his birth by the Daughters of the American Revolution in Savannah ~~1932
The Inn site as mentioned, as it looks today image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 2008
7. The Inn site as mentioned, as it looks today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,282 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on November 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on March 2, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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