Greene Square to Telfair Square

Georgia, Savannah Guide (B): Greene Square to Telfair Square

This section will cover the homes and other important buildings on and around Telfair, Wright, Oglethorpe, Columbia and Greene Squares. To explore this area, head west from Broad Street on either E. State Street, President Street or E. York Street. This area has some of the most historically important homes in the city, including the Isaiah Davenport House, the William Kehoe House, the Owen-Thomas House and the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low. Eventually you will come to the Telfair Museum of Art and the Jepson Center. The Jepson has 7,500 square feet dedicated to contemporary art. These last two are “must see” places for any visitor to Savannah.

Laid out in 1799 during Savannah’s first growth spurt since its founding in 1733, this square and its surrounding ward were named for Revolutionary War General and hero Nathanael Greene, aid to General George Washington and commander of the southern forces.

After the war, General Greene and his family settled at Mulberry Grove, an estate north of Savannah given to him by the state of Georgia in recognition of his service to the new country. He was to die of a stroke shortly afterwards and was interred in Colonial Cemetery. In 1902, his remains along with those of his son were re-interred in Johnson Square. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Greene Square to Telfair Square
Guide Location: USA » Savannah
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Sarah Hurst
Read it on author's website: http://www.inzanouts.com
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Greene Square
  • Second African Baptist Church
  • Isaiah Davenport House
  • William Kehoe House
  • Owens-Thomas House
  • Columbia Square
  • Oglethorpe Square
  • Cluskey Buildings
  • Wright Square
  • Lutheran Church of the Ascension
  • Ballastone Inn
  • Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
  • Telfair Square
  • Trinity Methodist Church
  • Telfair Academy
  • Jepson Center