Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Location. 32° 4.351′ N, 81° 5.389′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Habersham Street near Macon Street, on the left. Touch for map. Located across from Troup Square. Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beach Institute (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (about 500 feet away); Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (about 600 feet away); St. Vincent`s Academy (about 700 feet away); Marist Place Andrew Low House (about 800 feet away); Colonial Dames House (approx. 0.2 miles away); James Johnston (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker is where “Jingle Bells” was actually composed.
Also see . . . Hymns & Carols of Christmas. James Lord Pierpont (Submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
1. More about the history of Jingle Bells.
"Jingle Bells" was first recorded by the Edison Male Quartette in 1898 on an Edison cylinder as part of a Christmas medley entitled "Sleigh Ride Party". In 1902, the Hayden Quartet recorded "Jingle Bells".
In 1943, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters recorded "Jingle Bells" as Decca 23281 which reached No. 19 on the charts and sold over a million copies. In 1941, Glenn Miller and His Orchestra with Tex Beneke, Marion Hutton, Ernie Caceres and the Modernaires on vocals had a No. 5 hit with "Jingle Bells" on RCA Victor, as Bluebird 11353. In
"Jingle Bells" has been performed and recorded by Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Drake Bell, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, The Hoppers, En Vogue, Boney M, Longines Symphonette and Ann Hampton Callaway, Basshunter, Diana Krall, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, among many others. In 2006, Kimberley Locke had a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with a recording of "Jingle Bells". A recording by Tony Bennett appeared on a special edition of A Swingin' Christmas (2008), exclusive to the retailer Bloomingdales.
First song in outer space
"Jingle Bells" was the first song broadcast from space, in a Christmas-themed prank by Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra. While in space on December
— Submitted December 24, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
2. In 2016, the marker was damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
Students at Savannah Technical College, in 2017, finished a historic preservation project aimed at repairing a slice of Savannah history: the Troup Square “Jingle Bells” marker. Damaged during Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the students, came up with a permanent repair fix at a greatly reduced cost.
— Submitted May 15, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,174 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2, 3. submitted on December 16, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4. submitted on February 29, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 5. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 6. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.