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Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park

 
 
Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2009
1. Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker
Inscription.  Once known as the Strand and later as Irish Green because of its proximity to the Irish residents of Savannah's Old Fort neighborhood, this park was renamed in 1902 for the Irish patriot Robert Emmet (1778-1803) to commemorate the centennial of his death. Emmet, who led an unsuccessful Dublin uprising for Irish Independence and was executed for treason, was a hero to Savannah’s Irish community. Emmet is best known for the speech in which he asked that his epitaph not be written until “my country takes her place among the nations of the earth.” Emmet Park remains an important center of ceremonial congregation for Savannahians of Irish descent.
 
Erected 2003 by The Georgia Historical Society and the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. (Marker Number 25-14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
 
Location. 32° 4.786′ N, 81° 5.201′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia
Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
2. Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker
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, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of East Bay Street and Habersham Street, on the right when traveling west on East Bay Street. Located in Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park. 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. Jane Cuyler (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Savannah Marine Korean War Monument (about 300 feet away); The Georgia Hussars (about 400 feet away); Shipping in the Port of Savannah (about 400 feet away); Savannah's Wharves (about 500 feet away); A. Douglass Strobhar (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park. Savannah has one of the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in The United States, second only to New York's.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Robert Emmet. Although Emmet's rebellion was a complete failure, he became an heroic figure in Irish history. (Submitted on March 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Preparing for the Celtic Cross Ceremony and the placing of the Memorial Wreath, 2008 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2008
3. Preparing for the Celtic Cross Ceremony and the placing of the Memorial Wreath, 2008
All in preparation for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration
Savannah's Irish Clans, on Parade image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Savannah's Irish Clans, on Parade
Savannah's Irish Clans in the Parade image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
5. Savannah's Irish Clans in the Parade
Robert Emmet Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
6. Robert Emmet Park
Robert Emmet Park image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
7. Robert Emmet Park
Celtic Cross Ceremony ...Wreath Presentation image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
8. Celtic Cross Ceremony ...Wreath Presentation
Celtic Cross just to the left of the speaker
Celtic Cross with wreath image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
9. Celtic Cross with wreath
To Americans Of Irish Descent
Past - Present - Future
Erin Go Bragh
St. Patricks Day Parade Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 16, 2008
10. St. Patricks Day Parade Headquarters
Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Celtic Cross image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
11. Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Celtic Cross
Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker and Celtic Cross image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 11, 2011
12. Savannah's Irish and Robert Emmet Park Marker and Celtic Cross
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,573 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   8, 9, 10. submitted on March 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   11, 12. submitted on September 13, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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