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

Oglethorpe's House

 
 
Oglethorpe's House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 22, 2008
1. Oglethorpe's House Marker
Inscription.  
1736-1740
On this site
stood the house
occupied by
James Edward Oglethorpe
when in Savannah.
His home he made
in Frederica
the better to protect
the young colony

 
Erected 1980 by The Georgia Society Of The Colonial Dames Of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list.
 
Location. 32° 4.848′ N, 81° 5.476′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. It is in the Historic District - North. Marker is at the intersection of Bay Street and Bull Street, on the right when traveling east on Bay Street. Marker located at The United States Customs House. 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. United States Customhouse (here, next to this marker); John Wesley (a few steps from this marker); The "John Randolph"
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(a few steps from this marker); The Savannah (a few steps from this marker); Savannah City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Central Railroad & Bank Bldg. (within shouting distance of this marker); A Storeroom By Any Other Name (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing of Oglethorpe and the Colonists (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Also see . . .  James Oglethorpe 1696-1785. New Georgia Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on March 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Oglethorpe's House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 2008
2. Oglethorpe's House Marker
Oglethorpe's House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, March 2008
3. Oglethorpe's House Marker
The United States Customhouse stands on historic ground. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, February 2008
4. The United States Customhouse stands on historic ground.
In a house on this site, James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the colony of Georgia, lived for a time
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,359 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 30, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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