Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation
The first thirty-seven Salzburgers to come to Georgia landed at this site on March 12, 1734. They were welcomed by James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony and given temporary shelter before moving to their new home, Ebenezer, in what is now Effingham County. Additional Colonists from Salzburg and other Germanic people continued to settle at Ebenezar until 1752.
Erected 1994 by The Georgia Salzburger Society.
Location. 32° 4.822′ N, 81° 5.307′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on East Bay Street near Abercorn Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is in the park at Abercorn and Bay Streets, near the Lincoln Street ramp. 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. The Georgia Hussars (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah Marine Korean War Monument River Street Inn (about 300 feet away); Savannah's Cobblestones (about 300 feet away); Christ Church Parish House (about 300 feet away); Christmas in Savannah 1864 (about 300 feet away); Confederate Savannah (about 300 feet away); Savannah, Birthplace of Prince Hall Masonry in Georgia (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Regarding Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation. The Salzburger Monument of Reconciliation monument was created in 1994 by Austrian artist Anton Thus Waldner and donated by the state of Salzburg.
Also see . . .
1. Who are the Salzburgers?. On October 31, 1731, Archbishop Firmian of Salzburg, expelled twenty thousand Protestants who followed the teaching of Martin Luther. Three hundred of these immigrants accepted the invitation of the Georgia Trustees to settle in a new Colony in Georgia. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Georgia Salzburger Society. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Savannah, Georgia, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. Exulanten Denkmale - “Weil man ihnen ihr Gottesland verwehrte, mussten sie ihre Heimat verlassen”. Monuments (denkmales) to Salzburgers around the world - includes photographs. The link is the automated translation version. (Submitted on March 11, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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