Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
In the Town Hall which was located on the present site of the Chatham County Courthouse, George Whitefield, Church of England Minister at Savannah, preached to large congregations in early Colonial days.
In 1739, Tomo-Chi-Chi, the Chief of the Yamacraw Indians, who befriended the early Georgia Colonists, was buried with ceremony in the center of this Square. General Oglethorpe acting as one of the pallbearers.
The monument to William Washington Gordon (1796-1842) commemorates the founder and first President of Georgia’s earliest railroad, the Central Railroad and Banking Company - an enterprise which greatly promoted the economy of this State. Designed by the distinguished architects, Henry Van Brunt and Frank M. Howe, the handsome monument to Gordon symbolizes the progress and prosperity of the world by means of commerce, manufacture, agriculture, and art. It was completed in 1883.
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 25-69.)
Marker series. Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 4.674′ N, 81° 5.511′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is at the intersection of Bull Street and President's Street, on the right when traveling north on Bull Street. Touch for map. Marker is located in Wright Square; on Bull Street, between State and York Streets. 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. Lutheran Church Of The Ascension (a few steps from this marker); Tomo-Chi-Chi's Grave (within shouting distance of this marker); Savannah's First Burying Ground (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Gen. James Jackson Home Site (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (about 400 feet away); James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867 (about 400 feet away); "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
Also see . . .
1. Sir James Wright. Famous Americans (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. New Georgia Encyclopedia. Tomochichi (ca. 1644-1739) (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. Savannah City Guide:Wright Square...Courtesy of Best Read Guide. (Submitted on March 19, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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