Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer
Savannah native, Johnny Mercer, was a lyricist, composer,performer, collaborator, businessman, philanthropist, and mentor. He penned nearly 1,400 songs, with the most famous being “Moon River.”
He was the co-founder of Capitol Records, Inc. and founding President of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was also nominated for 18 Academy Awards® for Best Song, winning four Oscars®. His lyrics are significant contributions to the Great American Songbook.
Location. 32° 4.835′ N, 81° 5.635′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker can be reached from Ellis Square south of West Bryan Street. Touch for map. Marker is in Ellis Square on the brick deck below the Johnny Mercer statue. 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. Evacuation of Savannah (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tondee's Tavern (about 500 feet away); Joel Chandler Harris in Savannah 1870-1876 (about 500 feet away); The Public Oven and Home for Strangers (about 600 feet away); Jonathan Bryan Haitian Monument (about 600 feet away); George Washington (about 600 feet away); Oglethorpe Bench (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
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Also see . . .
1. Unveiling of the John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer statue on Ellis Square (video). YouTube (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. "Squares of Savannah: Ellis Square". Wikipedia (Submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976. (Submitted on May 12, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 353 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 6, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2. submitted on May 7, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.