Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer
Savannah native, Johnny Mercer, was a lyricist, composer,performer, collaborator, businessman, philanthropist, and mentor. He penned nearly 1,400 songs, with the most famous being “Moon River.”
He was the co-founder of Capitol Records, Inc. and founding President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was also nominated for 18 Academy Awards® for Best Song, winning four Oscars®. His lyrics are significant contributions to the Great American Songbook.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 32° 4.835′ N, 81° 5.635′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Ellis Square south of West Bryan Street. Marker is in Ellis Square on the brick deck below the Johnny Mercer statue. 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. The First Act of Alcohol Prohibition in America (within shouting distance of this marker); Evacuation of Savannah (about Tondee's Tavern (about 500 feet away); Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah (about 500 feet away); The Public Oven and Home for Strangers (about 600 feet away); Jonathan Bryan (about 600 feet away); Haitian Monument (about 600 feet away); George Washington (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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Also see . . .
1. Unveiling of the John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer statue on Ellis Square (video). YouTube (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "Squares of Savannah: Ellis Square". Wikipedia (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976. (Submitted on May 12, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Academy Award winners, Oscar winners, Oscars
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 6, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.