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Address: Bull Street, Between West State and West York Streets, Savannah, GA
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The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate...

The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate W.W. Gordon.

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Lots of history

There are so many beautiful and historic squares in the heart of Savannah and Wright Square is definitely one of them. Over the centuries, it went through a lot of changes. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many beautiful and historic squares in the heart of Savannah and Wright Square is definitely one of them. Over the centuries, it went through a lot of changes. It originally had the name of Percival Square dating back to 1733. It was later renamed to honor the last Royal Governor of Savannah. It was also the original... More 

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to start a walking tour of Savannah. Rather than duplicate, see my review of Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour and the Savannah Historic District.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

My wife and I spent 3 weeks plotting through all of the squares and parks of Savannah. This was one of our favorite squares. The history displayed on the plaques and memorial is touching.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I found this moment to one of the more beautiful ones. It was a simple, beautiful monument. I loved the location and the beauty of the monument.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

This square is a great place to people watch. There are all sort of people passing through. It is also a great place to sit under a tree and relax for a while.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

One of Savannah's many squares, Wright Square is a particularly beautiful one. With the monument to Mr. Gordon in the center of the square, the historic Lutheran church on one side, and old homes and businesses surrounding it, it's a nice square to check out.

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Alexandria, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

The second square established in the new colony of Georgia in 1733, Wright Square was originally dedicated to Lord Percival (who gave Georgia its name) and then renamed in honor of James Wright in 1763, the last governor of the colony. It is the original burial site of Tomochichi, head of the Creeks and a friend of Oglethorpe. However, in... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This square is always packed with people. It's great for people watching. There are tons of places to shop all around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This square has a really nice monument honoring William Washington Gordon, an early mayor of Savannah. It was started around 1733 and was the second square established so older one but very well maintained. There is also a stone monument to commemorate and remember the Indian Chief, Tomochichi whose grave site was at this site before they put up the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

A lot of history at this square. First of all, it is also known as the "Hanging Square" due to the fact that it is located across from the old court house and those found guilty and sentenced to death were brought over immediately to the square and hung. This is a nightly stop for ghost tours. Also notable is... More 

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