After two posts about many of Savannah’s historic squares, we have finally come to the last nine. Check out all three posts to map out a fun-filled day celebrating one of the key aspects of Savannah hospitality.
- The square was built to remember the Battle of Monterey during the Mexican American War, yet the monument in the center pays homage to General Casimir Pulaski who was injured during the Siege on Savannah.
- Fans of the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil will note that the Mercer-Williams House sits on the southeast corner of this square.
- One of the four squares closest to your Georgia getaway at our bed and breakfast.
- No monuments grace this square. Instead, visitors can enjoy the simple beauty of its greenery.
- Originally named Upper New Square, the square now honors the founder of Savannah.
- Take time to rest on one of the stone benches surrounding the German Memorial Fountain. The fountain celebrates how German immigrants helped the colony of Georgia.
- This square was named to commemorate the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.
- Like Oglethorpe Square, this one does not have a monument or fountain.
- The square was built to honor General Casimir Pulaski, however, the monument dedicated to him sits in Monterey Square.
- A notable building alongside this square is the home of Francis S. Bartow.
- This square serves as the backyard to many of Savannah’s hot attractions including The Ole Pink House, the Lucas Theater, Leopold’s Ice Cream, and SCAD’s Trustee’s Theater.
- Named after the first Royal Governor of Georgia.
- The statue at the center celebrates John Wesley, the founder of Methodism.
- If you’re traveling with dogs, be sure to bring them to this square because the Myers Drinking Fountain is just for them.
- The Armillary Sphere in the center features images of the zodiac signs and also functions as a sundial.
- It is believed that the song “Jingle Bells” was written by Reverend James L. Pierpont while he served at the Unitarian Universalist Church which sits on this square.
- This square honors General Joseph Warren who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the Revolutionary War. Interestingly, General Warren has no direct connection to Savannah. He is memorialized because he was President of Massachusetts and a member of the Sons of Liberty.
- The Spencer-Woodbridge House opens to this square.
- This square is dedicated to the first President of the United States.
- Washington Fire Company No. 9 is honored here with a plaque.
- This is the closest square to The Pirates’ House if visitors want to grab a bite to eat while visiting the squares.
- The square features a picturesque Victorian gazebo.
- The land was once used as a place to bury African-American slaves.
- It is named in honor of Reverend George Whitefield who founded the oldest orphanage in the country.
- One of the four squares closest to our inn.