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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Savannah, Georgia

 
Clickable Map of Chatham County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chatham County, GA (556) Bryan County, GA (54) Effingham County, GA (30) Liberty County, GA (78) Jasper County, SC (38)  ChathamCounty(556) Chatham County (556)  BryanCounty(54) Bryan County (54)  EffinghamCounty(30) Effingham County (30)  LibertyCounty(78) Liberty County (78)  JasperCountySouth Carolina(38) Jasper County (38)
Savannah is the county seat for Chatham County
Savannah is in Chatham County
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1 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 1873 Shell Magazine
Constructed during the 1870’s improvements phase, this building was to be used for the storage of cannon shells. The War Department planned to install three 10” Columbiads and two 6.4” (100 pounders) cannon. Only this magazine was built before the . . . Map (db m190842) HM
2 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — A Changing Landscape Reported missing
How old is this forest? Prior to the early 1800's Cockspur Island was primarily a grassy salt marsh interspersed with a few, small, forested hammocks. But things were about to change. In 1829 the army began installing drainage canals and a dike . . . Map (db m63708) HM
3 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — American Legion Veterans Memorial
In memory of all veterans of the United States of America missing in action in all warsMap (db m210675) WM
4 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Beaulieu Plantation
Granted 1739 to William Stephens Secretary Colony of Georgia 1737 - 1740 President 1743 - 1751 Here in 1779 under Count d'Estaing the French landed to join the Americans under General Lincoln in the Siege Of Savannah . . . Map (db m9149) HM
5 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Brick Pillar
This brick pillar represents the remnants of the former Bethesda Arch that was erected in 1940 as part of Bethesda’s 200th anniversary celebration. The original arch, designed by Hugh Tallant and funded in part by the Trustee’s Garden Club, was . . . Map (db m55165) HM
6 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Construction of Fort Jackson
(Panel one) British Military Force Threatens the United States In the early years of the 19th century, the United States was a fledgling nation with a population of 7,700,000, a standing army of 6,700, and a navy of only 12 ships. . . . Map (db m25014) HM
7 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-51 — CSS Georgia: The "Ladies' Gunboat"
Fearful of U.S. invasion during the Civil War, two Macon women prompted a statewide campaign to build an ironclad vessel for the protection of Georgia's coastal and riverside towns. By March 1862, the Ladies Gunboat Association had formed to raise . . . Map (db m133215) HM
8 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Fort James JacksonNational Historic Landmark
Fort James Jackson has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 2000 National Park Service United States Department of the . . . Map (db m190846) HM
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9 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — L-31 — Fort James JacksonThe Guardian of Savannah — Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails —
In 1776 a small earthwork called Mud Fort was built at this site, known as Salter's Island, on the east side of Savannah. Unhealthy conditions soon forced the abandonment of Mud Fort. In the early 1800s, United States President Thomas Jefferson . . . Map (db m200206) HM
10 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Garrison of Fort Jackson
Starting in the Summer of 1812, Fort Jackson was garrisoned by various units of the United States Army and Georgia Militia. These troops included the 8th U.S. Infantry, 4th U.S. Artillery, and the Chatham Artillery.Map (db m24999) HM
11 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-58 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Here, on Sept. 29, 1967, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. established its Savannah facility, now its headquarters. The world's first purpose-built business aircraft company was born from Grumman Aircraft Engineering Company after World War II as the . . . Map (db m200202) HM
12 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Julia Denise Backus SmithSavannah's Fastest Female Runner Marathoner:
(front) Julia Denise Backus Smith August 12, 1946 December 22, 2003 Humble, brave, beautiful, determined, deep in her fauith, Julie served her fellow man regardless of race, walk or worth. Julie was her family's "rock" . . . Map (db m210673) HM
13 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 025-43 — King's Bridge
Dec. 1864. After a 300 mile march which had left a wide belt of destruction from "Atlanta to the Sea," Gen. Sherman's army (USA) of about 60,000 men was nearing Savannah. During he first weeks of his campaign, his four widely-spread columns had . . . Map (db m9115) HM
14 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Little Gracie
Little Gracie Watson was born in 1883, the only child of here parents. Her father was manager of the Pulaski House, one of Savannah's leading hotels, were the beautiful and charming little girl was a favorite with the guests. Two days before Easter, . . . Map (db m247130) HM
15 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Malcolm R. Maclean1919-2001 — Mayor of Savannah (1960 to 1966) —
Maclean helped Savannah integrate with minimal violence in 1963. Soliciting the support of business and church leaders, Maclean successfully negotiated with local civil rights organizers, including W.W. Law and Eugene Gadsden. Maclean loved playing . . . Map (db m235256) HM
16 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-59 — Malcolm R. Maclean1919-2001
Malcolm R. Maclean served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, rising to the rank of commander. After Harvard Law, Maclean entered Savannah politics. His fellow aldermen selected Maclean as mayor in 1960 to fill an unexpired . . . Map (db m235251) HM
17 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-70 — Mamie George Williams
Mamie George Williams, a lifelong resident of Savannah, lived and worked near here. A political and civic leader, Williams volunteered for many organizations, including the Red Cross, the Girl Scouts, and the National Association of Colored Women's . . . Map (db m235241) HM
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18 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-103 — Mercer Auto Camp
In 1910 and 1911 the Mercer Automobile Company of Trenton, New Jersey made entries in the Great Savannah races. Washington Roebling II , the only company owner who drove in the races, and driver Hughie Hughes led teams in several light car and grand . . . Map (db m5976) HM
19 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 025-100 — Noble Jones’ “Wormslow”1736–1775
This 1½ mile oak avenue leads to the tabby ruins of Noble Jones’ colonial fortified plantation. 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 . . . Map (db m10960) HM
20 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-40 — Pin Point Community
Pin Point was settled in 1896 by former slaves from Ossabaw, Green, and Skidaway Islands. Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church, founded in Pin Point in 1897, was a successor to Ossabaw’s Hinder Me Not Church and also served as the community's school . . . Map (db m54183) HM
21 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Republican Blues
During the early months of the Civil War, Fort Jackson's Garrison was composed of local militia units which served rotating tours of duty at the fort. One of these units was the Republican Blues commanded by John Wayne Anderson. The . . . Map (db m25097) HM
22 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — Sacred to the Memory of Veterans of World Wars
Sacred to the Memory of Veterans of World Wars Chatham Post No. 36 Savannah Post No. 135 American Legion They served for God and Country to promote peace and good will on Earth.Map (db m210674) WM
23 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 025-90 — Savannah State College
This state college was established in 1891 as the Georgia Industrial College for Colored Youths as an outgrowth of the Second Morrill Act of 1890 and an Act of the Georgia General Assembly, November 26, 1890, creating this institution as one of the . . . Map (db m21059) HM
24 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-19 — Sherman's March To The Sea:Battle of Shaw's Bridge and Shaw's Dam
Beginning on December 10, 1864, Union and Confederate soldiers fought near here at Shaw’s Bridge and Shaw’s Dam, as Union General William T. Sherman’s army moved toward Savannah. During bloody fighting, Confederates twice repulsed Union attempts to . . . Map (db m4949) HM
25 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-66 — St. Pius X High School
The Blessed Pius X High School opened as a co-educational Diocesan School in 1952 serving students from Savannah's Black community. The Society of African Missions donated land for the school on property purchased by Father Ignatius Lissner. The . . . Map (db m238240) HM
26 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-53 — The Introduction of the Soybean to North America
In 1764, Samuel Bowen, a former seaman employed by the East India Company, brought soybeans (Chinese vetch) to the Georgia colony from China via London. Not having land available to sow seeds, Bowen asked Henry Yonge, the Surveyor- General of . . . Map (db m238239) HM
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27 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — The Napoleon 12-Pounder Field Gun Model 1857
(Left panel) The twelve-pound Napoleon smoothbore cannon was developed in France in 1853 and was named for the Emperor Napoleon III. It was adopted and manufactured in the United States in 1857. It was the mainstay of artillery for . . . Map (db m25066) HM
28 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — The Old Bonaventure Waterworks and Garden
Two Rumsey triplex pumps were installed by the Evergreen Cemetery Co. in 1905. Following an explosion of one of these pumps, the City of Savannah placed a sterling deep well turbine pump on site in 1934. This operated until the cemetery was . . . Map (db m200257) HM
29 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — R23 — The Savannah and Ogeechee CanalThe 15th Corps Crosses the Ogeechee River — March to the Sea Heritage Trail —
The Savannah and Ogeechee Canal was completed in 1830 after five years of construction using African slave and Irish immigrant labor, including many women. More than sixteen miles in length, its depth was maintained relatively constant by six locks, . . . Map (db m127212) HM
30 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah — 25-8 — Walter Bernard Hill Hall
This is the oldest remaining building on the Savannah State University campus. It was constructed in 1901 by the students and faculty of then Georgia State Industrial College during the administration of the college’s first president, Richard R. . . . Map (db m21220) HM
31 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Bacon Park Area/Sandfly — 25-17 — Sandfly
Established by African Americans in the nineteenth century, Sandfly is centered around the intersection of Montgomery Crossroad and Skidaway Road. Many families in this community trace their ancestry to former slaves from nearby Wormsloe . . . Map (db m89794) HM
32 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Bay Street Viaduct Area — Central of Georgia Railroad
The Georgia Central Rail Road and Canal Company began construction of a rail line from Savannah to Macon in the late 1830s. The company built a large embankment to carry the line across the Musgrove Creek floodplain to a wooden bridge over the . . . Map (db m222222) HM
33 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Beach Institute — 25-30 — St. Benedict the Moor Catholic ChurchMother Church of Black Catholics in Georgia
In May 1874 two Benedictine priests arrived in Savannah to work with the city's African- American community, and constructed a church four blocks north of here. In 1889 a new building was constructed at this site. The Society of African . . . Map (db m15721) HM
34 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Chippewa — 25-36 — Haven Home Industrial Training School
Named for respected Methodist Bishop Gilbert Haven of Massachusetts, Haven Home School was established in 1885 with the support of the Women’s Home Missionary Society, to provide local African-American girls with a quality education. In 1917, after . . . Map (db m34670) HM
35 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Coffee Bluff — White Bluff • Coffee BluffCirca 1827
This is one of four sites historically used by African-Americans in the community to access the water. The White Bluff/Coffee Bluff area was originally settled in the nineteenth century by freed slaves from the nearby islands of St. Catherine, . . . Map (db m200267) HM
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36 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — "A World Apart"
World War II Memorial Honoring all veterans of Chatham County who gave their lives to retain the freedom of the United States of America and saved the world from tyranny Map (db m53069) WM
37 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow"
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38 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue
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39 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 1812 Wesley Chapel
Savannah Methodism's first church building was erected on this corner of Lincoln and South Broad (now Oglethorpe) streets in 1812 by its first pastor, Rev. James Russell. Bishop Francis Asbury preached twice in Wesley Chapel on November 21, 1813. In . . . Map (db m5447) HM
40 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — A Storeroom By Any Other NameCluskey's Embankments, Stores, Vaults, or Tombs
In 1840, the City hired architect Charles B. Cluskey to build part of a much-needed retaining wall along the north side of Bay Street, east of the City Exchange Building (where City Hall now stands). Cluskey used brick for his embankment wall. . . . Map (db m163922) HM
41 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — A. Douglass Strobhar
This Chapel Is Dedicated To A. Douglass Strobhar As a mark of esteem and affection by the Board of Managers of the Savannah Port Society It is a tribute to his loyality and unfailing faithfulness since he became a member of the board . . . Map (db m6904) HM
42 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — African American Monument
We were stolen, sold and bought together from the African Continent We got on the slave ships together, we lay back to belly in the holds of the slave ships in each others excrement and urine together. Sometimes died together and our lifeless . . . Map (db m5278) HM
43 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-17B — Archibald Bulloch
"This is no time to talk of moderation; in the present instance it ceases to be a virtue." Speech to Provincial Congress, June 5, 1776 Foremost among Georgia's Revolutionary patriots stood Archibald Bulloch whose remains rest in this . . . Map (db m5335) HM
44 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Arts & Crafts EmporiumHistoric Marker
In 1739 General Oglethorpe thought about a unique concept whereas a historian could find unusual collectibles and local art works. Now up these stairs in the heart of historic Savannah you can find these treasures at Arts & Crafts . . . Map (db m127964) HM
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45 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Barnard House
This Federal style house was constructed in the late eighteenth century as the residence of William Barnard, nephew of Sir John Barnard who, while serving in the British Parliament distinguished himself as a patron of the Georgia Colony The . . . Map (db m9166) HM
46 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Big Duke Fire Alarm Bell Memorial
Chatham County Firefighters Memorial Last Alarm Firefighters who have died in the line of duty John Butler Fireman 1865 SFD Charles Schreck Fireman 1871 SFD George Puder Fireman 1873 SFD William L. Harroid Hoseman 1887 SFD John . . . Map (db m5641) HM
47 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low
Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low Founder of Girl Scouts In The United States Owned and Operated By The Girl Scouts Of The U.S.A. (Bottom): The Juliette Gordon Low birthplace Has Been Designated A National . . . Map (db m5582) HM
48 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-34 — Birthplace of Juliette Low(1860-1927) — Founder of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. —
In the house that stands opposite this marker, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, was born, October 31, 1860. It was her girlhood home until her marriage there in 1886 to William Low, an Englishman, . . . Map (db m5581) HM
49 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-46 — Birthplace of the University Of GeorgiaMeeting Place of Legislature in 1785
Directly across Bay Street from this marker formerly stood the brick building, built in late colonial days and known as the “Coffee House,” in which the Legislature of Georgia met in 1785. Owned by Thomas Stone, it was described in a . . . Map (db m6668) HM
50 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Button Gwinnett
This Memorial to Button Gwinnett Born 1735       Died 1777 Georgia Signer of The Declaration of Independence President of Georgia Whose remains, buried in this cemetery, are believed to lie entombed hereunder. Was erected by the . . . Map (db m241905) HM
51 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-55 — Capt. Denis N. Cottineau(1745-1808)
This grave links Savannah with one of history's greatest naval dramas - the epic fight in 1779 between the "Bon Homme Richard" and "Serapis" in which John Paul Jones immortalized himself. Denis Nicolas Cottineau de Kerloguen received a commission . . . Map (db m5339) HM
52 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Captain Denis Cottineau de Kerloguen
In Honor and Grateful Memory of Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen who was born in Nantes, France and died in Savannah Ga., November 20, 1808, aged 63 Years. In the war for American Independence he fought with John Paul Jones in the famous . . . Map (db m6452) HM
53 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-28 — Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
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 . . . Map (db m6021) HM
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54 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Central Railroad & Bank Bldg.
Georgia Historical Society records show that this building, built in 1853 for the Central Railroad & Bank was confiscated by Gen. Wm. T. Sherman's Union Army Forces as the military hdqrs. of the Post Commandant, Gen. J.W. Geary during the . . . Map (db m6477) HM
55 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Charles Blaney CluskeyWhat Do We Know About the Architect of These Valuts?
No images of Charles Blaney Cluskey appear to exist. He emigrated from Ireland in 1827 at age 19 and trained with a New York architectural firm for two years before moving to Savannah. He married Johanna Elizabeth Walsh two years later. Starting . . . Map (db m163907) HM
56 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Chatham Artillery1786
On the front, south side is inscribed: Dedicate May 4, 1986 To honor the members of the Chatham Artillery Servants of God, Country, State and Community — Soldiers in War Patriots in Peace On the east side . . . Map (db m163909) HM
57 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-53 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These bronze cannon were presented to the Chatham Artillery by President Washington after his visit to Savannah in 1791. Of English and French make, respectively, they are excellent examples of the art of ordnance manufacture in the 18th century. . . . Map (db m5519) HM
58 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-54 — Chatham Artillery's"Washington Guns"
These cannon, which were captured when Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown in the American Revolution, were a gift to the Chatham Artillery by President George Washington - a mark of his appreciation for the part the local military company . . . Map (db m5517) HM
59 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Christ Church
† I.H.S. Christ Church Founded A.D. 1733. Chartered 1789. Destroyed by Fire 1796. Rebuilt & enlarged 1803. Injured by a hurricane 1804. Constructed anew 1810. Taken down, and This Edifice Erected 1838. Partially . . . Map (db m13665) HM
60 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-5 — Christ ChurchThe Mother Church of Georgia
This Episcopal Church was the first house of worship established with the founding of Georgia in 1733. Early rectors included the Rev. John Wesley (1736-37), who began the earliest form of Sunday school and published the first English hymnal in . . . Map (db m5304) HM
61 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Christ Church Parish House
(upper marker): Christ Church Parish House (lower marker): The hand wrought weather vane atop this building is from the 12th century church of Cranham, Essex, England where Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe is . . . Map (db m6115) HM
62 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 7 — Christmas in Savannah 1864
For, Savannah, Christmas 1864 was anything but a time for merriment. Almost four years of war had taken the lives of thousands of Georgians, destroyed millions of dollars in property and left the state in chaos. As the holiday approached, so . . . Map (db m19422) HM
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63 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Cisterns
Many of the city’s squares contained water cisterns to aid in firefighting. They were kept filled with water and weekly reports of the condition and water depth were made to the City Council. Their depth ranged from 9 feet 2 inches to 13 feet 5 . . . Map (db m133138) HM
64 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — City Plan of Savannah
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark City Plan of Savannah               Presented 1978Map (db m67944) HM
65 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-32 — Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847)
James S. McIntosh achieved an immortal record of gallantry in the War of 1812 and in the War with Mexico. In 1814 he saw considerable action on the Canadian border, he was severely wounded at Buffalo. In the Mexican War, Col. McIntosh was . . . Map (db m81621) HM
66 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-20 — Colonial Park
This cemetery, the second in colonial Savannah, was the burying ground for the city from about 1750 until it was closed against burials in 1853. Among the distinguished dead who rest here are Archibald Bulloch, first President of Georgia; James . . . Map (db m5313) HM
67 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-75 — Colonial Town GateDavenport House
In 1757, during the administration of royal Governor Henry Ellis, a line of earthwork defenses, including a palisade, was erected around Savannah. Immediately west of this marker was located Bethesda Gate, one of the six entrances into the town. . . . Map (db m5356) HM
68 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 5 — Confederate Savannah
The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 brought years of festering political differences between Southern and Northern states to a head. In mid-January 1861 Georgia delegates voted to secede from the Union. The April 1861 bombardment and surrender . . . Map (db m19676) HM
69 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Conrad Aiken
Conrad Aiken, Poet and Man of Letters, was born in Savannah on August 5, 1889, and lived at No. 228 (opposite) until 1901. After the tragic deaths of his parents, he was moved to New England. Most of his writing career was divided between Cape Cod, . . . Map (db m5310) HM
70 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-31 — Dr. Wm. A. Caruthers (1802-46)Early American Novelist
One block west of this marker -- at the northwest corner of Hull and Whitaker Streets -- stood, formerly, the residence of William Alexander Caruthers, Virginia's earliest significant novelist. He resided in Savannah for several years before his . . . Map (db m5920) HM
71 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-22 — Duellist's Grave
The epitaph to James Wilde on the nearby tomb is a melancholy reminder of the days of duelling and, particularly, of a tragic affair of honor fought January 16, 1815, on the Carolina side of the river near Savannah. Lieutenant Wilde was shot through . . . Map (db m5376) HM
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72 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-21 — Edward Greene Malbone(1777-1807)
Beneath this modest slab rest the remains of America's foremost painter of miniatures. Malbone, a native of Rhode Island, began his career in Providence at the age of seventeen. He pursued his calling in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Charleston . . . Map (db m5369) HM
73 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-52 — Evacuation of Savannah
On Dec. 14, 1864, Fort McAllister (CS) having fallen the day before, opening the Great Ogeechee River to Union shipping and rendering Savannah untenable, Lt. Gen. W. J. Hardee, CSA, decided to evacuate the city to save it from a destructive . . . Map (db m5574) HM
74 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 74000663 — Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Entered on the National Register of Historic Places June 7, 1974 Federal Building U.S. Courthouse Wright Square Postal Station Savannah, Georgia Jeremiah O'Rourke Architect 1899 This Property Significantly Contributes . . . Map (db m19824) HM
75 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-56 — First African Baptist Church
First African Baptist Church (FABC) traces its roots to 1773 and the organization of a congregation at nearby Brampton Plantation by Rev. George Leile. Under the leadership of Rev. Andrew C. Marshall (3rd pastor), the congregation obtained this . . . Map (db m133007) HM
76 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — First Baptist Church1800 Sesquicentennial 1950 — Savannah, Georgia —
On November 26, 1800 the Reverend Henry Holcombe and fifteen other Baptists organized the Savannah Baptist Church. As early as 1795 a group of interested Baptists had erected a house of worship on Franklin Square where the congregation . . . Map (db m13663) HM
77 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-11 — First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church, Savannah’s oldest standing house of worship, was designed by Elias Carter and completed in 1833. The congregation dates to 1800. In 1922 the front of the building was extended, a cupola removed, and the edifice covered with . . . Map (db m13608) HM
78 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-87 — First Girl Scout Headquarters in America
The house adjacent to this building was the home of Juliette Gordon Low at the time she founded Girl Scouting in the United States, March 12, 1912. Formerly the carriage-house and stable of the Low mansion, this building became that year the first . . . Map (db m5583) HM
79 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — First Synagogue in Georgia
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80 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Flame of Freedom / Relighting the Flame
(Right Marker): Flame of Freedom 1919 - 1969 Dedicated to the Glory of God A fitting reminder of this precious heritage, a tribute to all who offered their lives to preserve it. A gift to our Community by the American . . . Map (db m7311) HM
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81 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Gen. James Jackson Home Site
Site of the Home Presented By The State Of Georgia — To — Major General James Jackson Born 1757 - Died 1806 Revolutionary Hero, Statesman, And Governor Of Georgia Placed By The Savannah Chapter Of The Daughters Of The . . . Map (db m241597) HM
82 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Gen. Oglethorpe's Landing
(Compass emblem) On February 12, 1733 Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe Landed On This SpotMap (db m19894) HM
83 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-29 — Gen. Samuel Elbert (1740-1788)
Samuel Elbert, who became brigadier general in the Continental Army and governor of Georgia, migrated to this province from South Carolina as an orphan youth during the Colonial period. He prospered in mercantile pursuits and as an Indian trader; . . . Map (db m5340) HM
84 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-30 — General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806)
Lachlan McIntosh, Georgia's ranking Continental officer in the American Revolution, was the son of John Mor Mackintosh who settled with a group of Highlanders on the Altamaha in 1736. Lachlan served as a cadet in Oglethorpe’s Regiment and received . . . Map (db m5400) HM
85 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — George Washington
During his visit to Savannah May 12-15 1791 was a guest at the Inn which stood on the northwest corner of Barnard and State Streets. This tablet is placed in commemoration of the bi-centenary of his birth by the Daughters of the American Revolution . . . Map (db m241960) HM
86 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — German Memorial Fountain
This Fountain Commemorates The Religious, Social, Agricultural, Economic, And Political Contributions Of Early German Immigrants To The Establishment And Growth Of The Colony Of Georgia. erected And Dedicated in 1989 By Their . . . Map (db m5474) HM
87 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820
In this cemetery many victims of the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 were buried. Nearly 700 Savannahians died that year, including two local physicians who lost their lives caring for the stricken. Several epidemics followed. In . . . Map (db m5330) HM
88 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Haitian Monument
> (West face) In its fourth year, the American Revolution had become an international conflict. Rebelling American Colonies and their French allies attempted to capture Savannah from the British in 1779. Haitian soldiers of African descent . . . Map (db m22345) HM
89 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-37 — History Of Emancipation: Special Field Orders No. 15
On January 12, 1865, U.S. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton and General Wm. T. Sherman met here at the home of Charles Green with 20 leaders from Savannah’s African-American churches, including Garrison Frazier, Ulysses L. Houston, and William . . . Map (db m40696) HM
90 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Home Of Genl Lachlan MacIntosh1782-1806
First Constitutional Session of the Georgia Legislature held in the "Long Room" Jany 1783 Headquarters Genl George Washington May 1791Map (db m6470) HM
91 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Houstoun Street/York Street
Houstoun Street Named in honor of John Houstoun Governor of Georgia, 1778 First Mayor of Savannah. 1790 York Street Laid out in 1733 Named in honor of Duke Of YorkMap (db m16799) HM
92 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-24 — Hugh McCall (1767-1823)Early Georgian Historian
Hugh McCall who is buried here was the author of the first history of Georgia. Forced by ill health into retirement, McCall, who was a Brevet Major, U.S. Infantry, became interested in the history of his adopted State. In spite of severe . . . Map (db m5372) HM
93 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Independent Presbyterian ChurchSavannah, Georgia
Minister ~ Terry L. Johnson Founded 1755 Present Sanctuary Erected 1891 For more than 200 years holding aloft the torch of truthMap (db m9177) HM
94 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-35 — Independent Presbyterian Church
The Independent Presbyterian Church was organized in 1755. The first meeting house stood facing Market Square in Savannah, between what are now St. Julian and Bryan Streets, on property granted by King George II for the use and benefit of those . . . Map (db m5515) HM
95 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 10 — Ironclads and Gunboats of the Savannah River Squadron
During the Civil War, the Savannah River Squadron protected the City of Savannah from Union attack by river. The squadron usually consisted of small coastal and river steamers. In November 1861, the British-built blockade-runner Fingal . . . Map (db m19773) HM
96 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — Italians in Georgia's Genesis
When James Oglethorpe left England to begin the new colony of Georgia, in 1732, one of the passengers was Paul Amatis, an Italian artisan, skilled in producing silk. He was later placed in charge of Trustees Garden. Later, more Italian familes came . . . Map (db m9390) HM
97 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-45 — James Edward Oglethorpe(1696-1785)
The monument in this Square to James Edward Oglethorpe - the great soldier-philanthropist who founded the colony of Georgia - was erected by the State of Georgia, the City of Savannah and various Patriotic Societies. Impressive ceremonies marked . . . Map (db m5308) HM
98 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 25-15 — James Habersham
Here rests James Habersham -- associate of George Whitefield and a leading merchant, planter, and public servant during Georgia's colonial era. Mr. Habersham came to the colony in 1738 as a youthful follower of the Rev. Whitefield and collaborated . . . Map (db m5357) HM
99 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-37 — James JohnstonGeorgia's First Newspaper Publisher & Printer
Here repose the remains of James Johnston (1738-1808) - - editor of Georgia's first newspaper. A native of Scotland, Johnston settled at Savannah in 1761. "Recommended as a person regularly bred and well skilled in the Art and mystery of . . . Map (db m5388) HM
100 Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah, Historic District - North — 025-6 — James Moore Wayne, 1790-1867For 32 Years Associate Of The U.S. Supreme Court
The residence opposite this site, known as the Gordon House, was built between 1819-1821. A fine example of Regency architecture, it was designed by the eminent architect, William Jay. The third story and side porch were later added. The house . . . Map (db m5575) HM

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