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Dr. Noble W. Jones

1723 -1805

 
 
Dr. Noble Jones Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 28, 2013
1. Dr. Noble Jones Marker
Inscription.
He was a physician and planter
who also served as Speaker of the
Georgia Assembly during the
Royal and Revolutionary Period.
Imprisoned by the British, he later
held a seat in the Continental
Congress and Ga's Constitutional
Conventions. He was mourned as
the last Founder of Georgia
and was a Revolutionary leader.

 
Erected by Stone placed by the Wormsloe Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 32° 4.552′ N, 81° 6.036′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Boulevard (West Broad Street) when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Louisville Road and West Harris Street (Between Savannah Visitor Center and Savannah Roundhouse Museum, in the Battlefield Memorial Park). 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. Michael Dennison (here, next to this marker); Col. John Jones (here, next to this marker); Robert Morris (here, next to this marker); Captain Charles Floyd (here, next to this marker); Colonel Mordecai Sheftall
Dr. Noble Jones image. Click for full size.
Portrait by Charles Willson Peale, Courtesy of the Wormsloe Foundation and Telfair Museum, circa 1781
2. Dr. Noble Jones
(here, next to this marker); Col. John White (here, next to this marker); Peter Tondee (here, next to this marker); Major General Israel Putnam (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Regarding Dr. Noble W. Jones. Jones and his family were original settlers in Georgia, arriving in Savannah with founder James E. Oglethorpe on February 1, 1733. As a middle-class carpenter from England, Jones would perform a variety of roles in the new colony of Georgia including: constable, physician, surveyor, Indian agent, soldier, member of the royal council, treasurer, and senior justice of the province.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. ..see the marker shown on Dr. Noble Jones
 
Also see . . .  Noble W. Jones, New Georgia Encyclopedia entry. Called the "Morning Star of Liberty," Noble W. Jones was prominent among Georgia's Whig leaders before and during the American Revolution (1775-83) serving in both the provincial and state legislatures and in the Continental Congress. (Submitted on April 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Dr. Noble Jones Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 16, 2008
3. Dr. Noble Jones Marker at the Memorial To The American Revolution
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 16, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on March 26, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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