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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;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Chatham County, GA (518) Bryan County, GA (54) Effingham County, GA (29) Liberty County, GA (75) Jasper County, SC (37)  ChathamCounty(518) Chatham County (518)  BryanCounty(54) Bryan County (54)  EffinghamCounty(29) Effingham County (29)  LibertyCounty(75) Liberty County (75)  JasperCountySouth Carolina(37) Jasper County (37)
Savannah is the county seat for Chatham County
Savannah is in Chatham County
      Chatham County (518)  
      Bryan County (54)  
      Effingham County (29)  
      Liberty County (75)  
      Jasper County, South Carolina (37)  
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1Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — "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
2Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — "Jingle Bells"
James L. Pierpont (1822-1893), composer of "Jingle Bells", served as music director of this church in the 1850s when it was a Unitarian Church located on Oglethorpe Square. Son of the noted Boston reformer, Rev. John Pierpont, he was the brother of . . . Map (db m5817) HM
3Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — "Tyrants Fall In Every Foe Liberty's In Every Blow"
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4Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 105 East Oglethorpe Avenue
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5Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
6Georgia (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
7Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 1996 Olympic Yachting Cauldron
This cauldron was lit with the original Olympic flame from Olympia, Greece at the Savannah Opening Ceremony, July 20, 1996, and burned throughout the Centennial Olympic Games in Savannah, Georgia, site of the Olympic Yachting events. The five . . . Map (db m5568) HM
8Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — A Changing Landscape
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
9Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
10Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
11Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
12Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-33 — American Grand Prize Races1910 and 1911 Vanderbilt Cup Race, 1911
On each side of Waters Avenue at this site stood the grandstands built for the famous Savannah automobile races in 1910 and 1911. The starting and finishing line was located in front of the stands. On November 12, 1910, David Bruce-Brown won . . . Map (db m5953) HM
13Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of FreemansonrySavannah, Georgia
The Scottish Rite of freemasonry was introduced into Georgia in 1792 by the brother Abraham Jacobs. The first degrees of the rite of perfection to be communicated in Savannah were on April 17, 1796, when Jacobs conferred the degrees on James Clark, . . . Map (db m5655) HM
14Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-89 — Andrew Bryan
Andrew Bryan was born at Goose Creek, S.C. about 1716. He came to Savannah as a slave and here he was baptized by the Negro missionary, the Reverend George Leile, in 1781. Leile evacuated with the British in 1782 at the close of the American . . . Map (db m15624) HM
15Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Andrew Low House
329 Abercorn Street Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1848Map (db m89125) HM
16Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
17Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Armstrong Junior College
Armstrong Junior College was founded on this site May 27, 1935 by the City of Savannah under the guidance of Mayor Thomas Gamble. The college was named for George Ferguson Armstrong (1868-1924), a native of Guyton, Georgia, who had this house . . . Map (db m5472) HM
18Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
19Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-10 — Attack on British LinesOctober 9, 1779
Over this ground, hallowed by the valor and the sacrifice of the soldiery of America and of France, was fought October 9, 1779, one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolution when Savannah, which the British had possessed for several months, was . . . Map (db m5448) HM
20Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Augusta Road1735-1920
Northwest of this spot, on Liberty and West Broad Streets began the Augusta Road, one of the oldest in Georgia. Map (db m6818) HM
21Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
22Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Battle of Savannah
En l'honneur des valliants Français qui se sont sacrifiés en cet endroit pour notre liberté le 9 Octobre, 1779 In honor of the valiant Frenchmen who gave their lives on this battlefield for our freedom on 9 October, 1779 . . . Map (db m18455) HM
23Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-34 — Beach Institute
The Beach Institute began in 1867 as the first school in Savannah erected specifically for the education of African Americans. It was named for Alfred Ely Beach, benefactor and editor of Scientific American. Following the Civil War, . . . Map (db m15681) HM
24Georgia (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
25Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
26Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-86 — Birthplace of Eighth Air Force
On 28 January 1942, the Eighth Air Force, was activated in the adjacent building, a National Guard Armory at the time. Having moved to England, the Eighth was ready on 17 August to test the theory that daylight bombing raids could be made with . . . Map (db m4396) HM
27Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Birthplace of Girl Scouting
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28Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-42 — Birthplace of John C. Frémont
One of two native Georgians who served as generals in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, John C. Frémont was born nearby on January 21, 1813. As an army officer, his 1840s explorations of the American West gained him fame as the . . . Map (db m62765) HM
29Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
30Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
31Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
32Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Blacksmith Shop
The Blacksmith Shop had 13 forges. The railroad complex needed blacksmiths to forge iron locomotive and rolling stock parts, hinges and other hardware for buildings and also tools and equipment. Some of the forged parts were sent to the Machine . . . Map (db m70283) HM
33Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Boiler Room
The Boiler Room supplied power for the entire complex. The ornate design of this building symbolizes the importance of its function to the site. The Boiler Room was the heart of the site, pumping steam power and heat throughout the complex. . . . Map (db m70284) HM
34Georgia (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
35Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — British Evacuation
Commemorative of the British Evacuation Of Savannah 1782 Presented to the City of Savannah By the Lachlan McIntosh Chapter Daughters Of The American Revolution 1904 Map (db m10356) HM
36Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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 m5424) HM
37Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-64 — Bynes-Royall Funeral Home
During the last years of Reconstruction, Maj. William Royall established the Royall Undertaking Company to serve African Americans denied mortuary services by Savannah's White-owned funeral homes. As a formal mortuary education was not available in . . . Map (db m200259) HM
38Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-3 — Candler Hospital
Georgia's first hospital, Candler is the second oldest continuously operating hospital in the United States. Its history began in the 1730s when Methodist missionary George Whitfield brought medicines to treat sick seamen and the poor. . . . Map (db m15928) HM
39Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
40Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Captain Charles Floyd1747 - 1820
Captain Floyd was a member 1775-1777 of the South Carolina First Council of Safety which raised a militia company, the "St. Helena Guards" affiliated with the "Liberty Boys" whose motto was "Liberty or Death." In 1781 he served with . . . Map (db m64310) HM WM
41Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
42Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-8 — Capture of SavannahDecember 29, 1778
When the British attacked Savannah on December 29, 1778, the defending Continental forces, numbering about 650 men under command of Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, were posted across Sea Island Road (now Wheaton street) approximately 100 yards east of . . . Map (db m6580) HM
43Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-51 — Capture of the USS "Water Witch"
In May, 1864, the USS "Water Witch" (80 officers and men and 4 guns), Lt. Comdr. Austin Pendergrast, USN, was on patrol duty in Ossabaw Sound. On the 31st, Flag Officer Wm. W. Hunter, CSN, assigned Lt. Thos. P. Pelot, CSN, to command a boat . . . Map (db m5945) HM
44Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-25 — Casimir Pulaski
The great Polish patriot to whose memory this monument is erected was mortally wounded approximately one-half mile northwest of this spot during the assault by the French and American forces on the British lines around Savannah, October 9, 1779. . . . Map (db m5483) HM
45Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
46Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Central of GeorgiaDepot and Train Shed
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47Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Central of Georgia
Welcome to the Central of Georgia railroad repair shops of Savannah You are entering the heart of the Central of Georgia railroad complex in Savannah. This "miniature city" produced much of what was needed for the construction and repair . . . Map (db m18459) HM
48Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Central Of Georgia RailroadShops & Terminal
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49Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
50Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-14 — Charity Hospital and Training School for Nurses
This was the site of the first hospital in Savannah to train African-American doctors and nurses. Named for Doctors Cornelius and Alice McKane, it began on June 1, 1896, when a small group of African Americans received a charter to operate the . . . Map (db m11703) HM
51Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
52Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Charles Pidcock1756 - 1836
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53Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
54Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
55Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
56Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
57Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
58Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
59Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
60Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
61Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — City Plan of Savannah
National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark City Plan of Savannah               Presented 1978Map (db m67944) HM
62Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
63Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Col. John Jones1759-1852
Colonel Jones was a North Carolina Partisan Ranger in the Continental Army. Jones was wounded at Pacolett River, NC on July 14, 1780.Map (db m6517) HM
64Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Col. John White
A former British Naval surgeon who settled in America, he commanded the 4th Georgia Continental Battalion which marched from New York to Georgia. Called the "Hero of the Ogeechee," he and only six men captured a force of 152 British . . . Map (db m64377) HM WM
65Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Colonel Mordecai Sheftall1735 - 1797
As Deputy Commissary General of Issues for Georgia and South Carolina, Colonel Sheftall was the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Revolutionary War. Captured by the British in the Battle of Savannah, Dec. 29, 1778, Sheftall was . . . Map (db m6571) HM
66Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Colonial Dames House1928 — (The Andrew Low House) —
Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America This house was built by Andrew Low about 1848 Among the distinguished guests who visited here were William Makepeace Thackeray in 1853 and 1856 General Robert E. Lee in 1870 Home of . . . Map (db m13550) HM
67Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
68Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
69Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-49 — Colored Library Association of Savannah
In 1906, eleven African-American men formed the Colored Library Association of Savannah and established the Library for Colored Citizens. They acquired the original collection from personal libraries and public donations of books and periodicals. In . . . Map (db m108955) HM
70Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Colored Shopmen's Locker & Lavatory
The railroad provided separate washroom facilities for whites and African-Americans. Facilities and opportunities were quite different for black and white people historically in the segregated South. Jim Crow laws required “separate but . . . Map (db m70293) HM
71Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-40 — Comer HouseJefferson Davis
Jefferson Davis, former President of the Confederate States of America, was a guest in 1886 in the house on the northeast corner of Bull and Taylor Streets. The residence (built about 1880) was at that time the home of Hugh M. Comer, President of . . . Map (db m5983) HM
72Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Commercial Development of Western Savannah
Urbanization of western Savannah in the early twentieth century was spurred by growth in employment opportunities at the Central of Georgia Railroad facilities, the port, and the port-dependent industries that included the Hilton-Dodge Lumber . . . Map (db m156959) HM
73Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
74Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-77 — Congregation Mickve Israel(Founded 1733)
The oldest Congregation now practicing Reform Judiasm in the United States. Mickve Israel was founded by a group of Jews, mainly of Spanish-Portuguese extraction, which landed at Savannah, July 11, 1733, five months after the establishment of the . . . Map (db m5298) HM
75Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
76Georgia (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
77Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 11 — Crossing the Savannah
Although the Savannah River provided an avenue to the sea, it also presented a barrier to overland travel and transportation. Rochester Ferry, later named Screven's Ferry, was established in 1762 and connected Savannah with a roadway in South . . . Map (db m19450) HM
78Georgia (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
79Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — De Lyon - De La Motta Cemetery
Family Burial Ground of Levi Sheftall commonly known as the De Lyon - De La Motta Cemetery Dedicated 1773 used about 80 yearsMap (db m13322) HM
80Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Dr. Noble W. Jones1723 -1805
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 . . . Map (db m64444) HM WM
81Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
82Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Drop Table
The Drop Table is located in the Roundhouse. It is a device that enabled mechanics to remove the axles and wheels of a locomotive easily. This allowed repairs to the wheel assembly and to otherwise inaccessible parts of the locomotive. The Drop . . . Map (db m70290) HM
83Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
84Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
85Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
86Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
87Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
88Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
89Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
90Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-47 — First Bryan Baptist ChurchConstituted 1788
First Bryan dates its founding to the constitution of the Ethiopian Church of Jesus Christ under Rev. Andrew Bryan in January 1788, making it one of the nation's oldest African-American Baptist churches. Known later as First Colored Church, First . . . Map (db m200204) HM
91Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
92Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — First Schools in West Savannah
The first schools in the West Savannah neighborhood were established on Fell Street south of this spot in the early twentieth century. The Saint Anthony of Padua school was one of three schools established by Father Ignatius F. Lissner and a group . . . Map (db m157196) HM
93Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — First Synagogue in Georgia
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94Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 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
95Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-101 — Flannery O'Connor Childhood Home
Mary Flannery O'Connor, novelist and short story writer, was born in Savannah March 25, 1925. She grew up in this house and in later years she referred to it simply as "the house I was raised in." She lived here until 1938, attending church at the . . . Map (db m9490) HM
96Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-15 — Florance Street School
Florance Street School was designed by the firm Levy and Clarke and built in 1929 as one of the early public schools in Savannah built specifically for African-American students. It contributed greatly to Savannah’s Cuyler-Brownville community by . . . Map (db m12088) HM
97Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-19 — Former Home of Henry R. JacksonUnion Army Headquarters, 1865
This building, now the quarters of a private Club, was erected in 1857 for Edmund Molyneux, British consul at Savannah, and served as his residence and as the Consulate until Molyneux's return to England in 1863. In 1865 the Molyneux house was . . . Map (db m5625) HM
98Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 25-10 — Forsyth Park
In the 1840s, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). . . . Map (db m6092) HM
99Georgia (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
100Georgia (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

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Jul. 5, 2022