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In June, we told you about the original four historic squares in our city. Just because they were the first does not mean they are the best. Just like a mother that cannot choose her favorite child, we cannot choose our favorite square. Be sure to visit these nine squares on your next visit to Savannah, Georgia.

Calhoun Square

  • Come here for phenomenal views of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Massie School.
  • Named to honor John C. Calhoun who served as a senator for South Carolina and as vice president for both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.
  • One of the four squares closest to our bed and breakfast.

Chatham Square

  • One of the quietest of the 22 squares, visit this one to sit and reflect.
  • Named for William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham and supporter of the Georgia colony.
  • One of the four squares closest to your romantic getaway at our inn.

Chippewa Square

  • Perhaps the most famous of all of the squares, Forrest Gump sat here while waiting for the bus. The bench he sat on is no longer in the square, it has been moved to the Savannah History Museum.
  • The founder of the Georgia colony, General James Oglethorpe, is memorialized here with a nine-foot statue.
  • Flanking the square is the Savannah Theatre, the First Baptist Church, and the Eastman-Stoddard House.

Columbia Square

  • The Wormsloe Fountain in the center brings a sense of serenity in midst of a bustling city. In 1970, the fountain was brought to the city from one of the state’s earliest settlements, Wormsloe Plantation.
  • Historic buildings alongside this square include the Isaiah Davenport House, the Abraham Sheftall House, and the Kehoe House.

Crawford Square

  • At one point in time, all of the squares had fences surrounding them. Now, Crawford Square is the only one left with a fence.
  • During the Jim Crow period, this was the only square that welcomed African Americans.
  • The square features a gazebo, a water cistern from the 19th century built to help the city fight fires, and a basketball court.

Franklin Square

  • Named after Benjamin Franklin, this square was once called Water Tower Square because it was the home of the city’s water supply.
  • The Haitian soldiers that fought during the Siege of Savannah in 1779 are honored with a monument in the center of the square.

Greene Square

  • Named to honor Revolutionary War Hero General Nathanael Greene.
  • This square is known as a great place to bring a blanket for a picnic.
  • Notable buildings nearby include the Cunningham House, the Second African Baptist Church, and the Kate Baldwin Free Kindergarten.

Lafayette Square

  • The highest twin steeples downtown grace the top of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist alongside this square.
  • Girl Scouts may enjoy visiting this square as it is flanked by the Andrew Low House. Mr. Low’s son married Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts.
  • The Semiquincentary Fountain at the center of the square was a gift celebrating the city’s 250th

Madison Square

  • Ghost hunters may want to visit this square for its rumored hauntings.
  • A fifteen-and-a-half-foot tall bronze statue honors Sergeant William Jasper who was fatally wounded during the Siege on Savannah.

Watch our blog for one more post highlighting the last nine squares in our beloved city.