Historic District
The Savannah Historic District was designated a registered National Historic Landmark in 1966 by the National Park Service.
Walked on 11 May 2016
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Washington's Guns. These cannon were given to the Chatham Artillery after George Washington visited Savannah iln 1791. One is British and the other is French.
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The Nathanael Greene monument on Johnson Square honors one of America’s top Revolutionary War officers. Brigadier General Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) was second only to George Washington. Greene and Washington were the only two Continental generals that served throughout the entire American Revolution.
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The Tomo-Chi-Chi Monument in Wright Square, which paid tribute to the Chief of the Yamacraw Indians, and friend and ally to James Oglethorpe and the first Georgia colonists. He is buried in this square.
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The William Washington Gordon monument in Wright Square honors the founder and president of Georgia’s first railroad, the Central Railroad and Banking Co. Gordon is also known as the grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts in America and he was the first West Point graduate from Georgia. This monument was placed in the early 1880s after they bulldozed the grave of Tomo-Chi-Chi. Gordon’s widow felt badly about the desecration of the Indian Chief’s grave and worked with the Colonial Dames of the State of Georgia to obtain a granite boulder to memorialize the life and death of the man who was indispensable to the founding and success of the Georgia Colony.
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Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America.
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Founded in 1755, the Independent Presbyterian Church is a branch of the Church of Scotland.
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James Oglethorpe Monument in Chippewa Square. He faces south so that he can “keep a watchful eye on the Spanish.” He founded and established the colony of Georgia.
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The Six Pence pub near Chippewa Square.
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The Sergeant William Jasper Monument in Madison Square memorializes the Georgia Revolutionary War hero killed at the Siege of Savannah in October 1779 while attempting to rescue the colors of his regiment.
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Grandma Bert's view of the Jasper monument.
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Base of the Jasper monument.
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In historic Monterey Square (named to commemorate the capture of Monterey, Mexico, by Zachary Taylor's forces), is a monument honoring Compte Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to Savannah seeking a better life and sacrificed his life in the Siege of Savannah in 1779.
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Another view of the Pulaski monument.
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The Marine Corps memorial is passed on entering Forsyth Park.
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Rear of the Marine Corps memorial in Forsyth Park.
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Grandpa Roy heading toward the picturesque fountain in Forsyth Park.
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The Forsyth Park fountain, one of the most visited attractions by visitors to Savannah.
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Forsyth Park pavilion.
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Confederate Monument with monument to Confederate general, Lafayette McLaws, in foreground.
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Monument to Georgians who fought in the Spanish-American War.
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The story of Forsyth Park.
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The Forsyth Park Animal Hospital.
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W.B. Hodgson Hall, now the Georgia Historical Society headquarters.
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So much wrought iron and Grandpa Roy in the distance.
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Memorial in Chatham Square to Louis Burke Toomer, register of the U.S. Treasury and founder of the Carver State Bank.
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Artists in Orleans Square, established in 1815 and named to honor General Andrew Jackson’s victory in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.
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The German Memorial Fountain in Orleans Square, which commemorates the contributions of the early German immigrants to help the colony of Georgia grow.
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