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

The Rotary Club of Savannah

Service above Self

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
1. The Rotary Club of Savannah Marker
Inscription. On January 5, 1914, the Rotary Club of Savannah met for the first time at the DeSoto Hotel. Founded by John S. Banks and a group of local businessmen, this was the second Rotary club established in Georgia. The nationís first service club, Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and promotes community and economic development projects at home and abroad. The Savannah club sponsored the formation of eight others around the state. Together, they championed local and regional developments including completing the road to Tybee Island, improving the Savannah River for commercial traffic, enhancing the Dixie Highway system in southeast Georgia, and building bridges over the Savannah and Altamaha Rivers. Furthering the goals of Rotary International, the club has also supported wartime relief efforts, student scholarships, polio eradication and other global health initiatives, and student scholarships.
 
Erected 2013 by The Georgia Historical Society and the Rotary Club of Savannah. (Marker Number 25-44.)
 
Location. 32° 4.467′ N, 81° 5.6′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Liberty Street and Bull Street, in the median on Liberty Street. Touch for map. The marker
The Rotary Club of Savannah Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 19, 2015
2. The Rotary Club of Savannah Marker
stands on the east side of the Liberty Street intersection with Bull Street, in front of the DeSoto Hilton Hotel. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Sorrel–Weed House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sergeant Jasper (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Square (about 300 feet away); History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15 (about 300 feet away); Madison Square, British Southern Line of Defenses (about 300 feet away); The March to the Sea (about 400 feet away); Sherman's Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemansonry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 89 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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