Historic Markers Across Georgia

Washington's Southern Tour

Marker ID: GHS 25-3
Location: Johnson Square on Bull St., Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 4.815    W 081° 5.5068
  32.08025    -81.09178
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3Z8Q
Washington's Southern Tour Marker  


During his Southern tour of 1791, President George Washington attended services at the original Christ Church on Sunday, May 15. While in Savannah from May 12-15, Washington lodged at a house on the corner of Barnard and State streets on St. James (now Telfair) Square, dined at Brown´s Coffeehouse with the society of Cincinnati , toured the ruins of the Revolutionary earthworks with general Lachlan McIntosh, was entertained at the Silk Filature on Reynolds Square and attended a large public dinner. After Sunday services, Washington dined with Catherine Greene 9widow of Nathanel Greene) at Mulberry Grove plantation north of the city before departing for Augusta.

1999.18 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia, and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia 25.3


This historical marker is located in Johnson Square across the street from Christ Church where Washington attended services.