Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation
The nearby Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation was dedicated to The Georgia Salzburger Society and given to the City of Savannah in 1994 by the State of Salzburg, Austria, in memory of the Lutheran Protestants of Salzburg who were denied religious freedom and expelled from their homeland.
The first thirty-seven Salzburgers to come to Georgia landed at this site on March 12, 1734. They were welcomed by James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony and given temporary shelter before moving to their new home, Ebenezer, in what is now Effingham County. Additional Colonists from Salzburg and other Germanic people continued to settle at Ebenezer until 1752.
Erected 1994 by The Georgia Salzburger Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1967.
Location. 32° 4.822′ N, 81° 5.307′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Bay Street near Abercorn Street, on the rightTouch 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. The Georgia Hussars (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Marine Korean War Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Street Inn (about 300 feet away); Savannah's Cobblestones (about 300 feet away); Christ Church Parish House (about 300 feet away); Christmas in Savannah 1864 (about 300 feet away); Confederate Savannah (about 300 feet away); Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation. The Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation monument was created in 1994 by Austrian artist Anton Thus Waldner and donated by the state of Salzburg.
Also see . . . Georgia Salzburger Society. Society website homepage (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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