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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
Bob19512014
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Clearwater, Florida
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

With the great small business around the area, this square attracts a lot of people passing by. The squirrels are extremely friendly and the towering oak trees provide a great spot to sit and relax. The square is busy, but not real busy. I read some of the bad reviews about dogs pooping and being busy, but we have never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

At the center of this square is a magnificent monument. At the corner is a plaque embedded in a large rock honoring Tomochichi. the Lutheran Church is at the west end of the park. As with all of the squares, the park benches are strategically placed. The monument is a photo opportunity, but watch the sun and oak trees for... More 

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