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

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

 
 
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 29, 2009
1. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Marker
Inscription. The congregation of St. John the Baptist formed in the late eighteenth century when French émigrés fleeing revolutions in France and Haiti found refuge in Savannah. The Church of St. John the Baptist became a cathedral in 1850 when the Diocese of Savannah was established with the Right Reverend Francis X. Gartland as its first bishop. The Cathedral was dedicated at this site on April 30, 1876. A fire in 1898 destroyed much of the structure. It was quickly rebuilt and opened again in 1900. Another major restoration took place in 2000. Today it is a place of worship and seat of the diocese that includes ninety counties in southern Georgia.
 
Erected 2007 by Georgia Historical Society and the Parish Council Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. (Marker Number 25-28.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.406′ N, 81° 5.487′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Harris Street near Abercorn Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 East Harris Street, Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Marker
distance of this marker. St. Vincent`s Academy (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Low House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home (about 300 feet away); Colonial Dames House (about 300 feet away); First Girl Scout Headquarters in America (about 400 feet away); Marist Place (about 400 feet away); Juliette Low (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Girl Scouting (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Buildings
 
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
3. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
4. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Altar view of St. John's image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 1, 2008
5. Altar view of St. John's
Pipes from the Upper Balcony Pipe Organ image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 2008
6. Pipes from the Upper Balcony Pipe Organ
<i>Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Ga.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by F.M. Kirby & Co., circa 1908
7. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Savannah, Ga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 11, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   7. submitted on February 15, 2015. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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