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Address: Bull Street, Between Bryan and Congress Streets, Savannah, GA
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A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael...

A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael Greene, a New England-born general.

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Largest and first square

It's the largest but that does not been its very big. Nice park with good historical plaques and surrounded by older buildings including a large church

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

It's the largest but that does not been its very big. Nice park with good historical plaques and surrounded by older buildings including a large church

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Our Segway guide was a wealth of info. on our tour around the historic squares of Savannah. Johnson Square, like so many, is beautiful. It was named in honor of Governor Robert Johnson of South Carolina because he was a friend to the colonists when Georgia was first settled....according to the Georgia Historical Commission. It was the first of the... More 

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Thank Anne M
Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The square is downtown. It is close to many restaurants. Nice shade is available on a warm day. Many locals use it at lunchtime.

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Thank Bob19512014
Savannah. GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Johnson square was where the colonists had bread ovens set up and did their communal baking there. Very pretty and large square with two fountains, plenty of sitting room and you are at the heart of the historic district. Very worthwhile to visit and spend some time.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This is the first and largest of the squares that Oglethorpe laid out in 1733. It originally had the communal well and communal ovens for the colonists and one can also see a reproduction of an early sun dial. The focal point of the square is the handsome monument/tribute to General Nathanael Greene, who was second in command to General... More 

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St. Johns, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

It is a must to read the plaques each square. This was appeared to be a bit more populated but still enjoyable.

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Johnson Square is one of many plazas in Savannah, we hit most of them up, spent a little time in each and more in others. We enjoyed this square, we enjoyed them all!

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Thank Kathleen C
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

I took my son on a walk through the squares. Johnson square is a great walk plus you can read the historical markers. Lots of interesting plants too.

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Thank Rebecca M
Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

At the intersection of Bull and St. Julian Streets, this was one of the four original squares laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733 as part of his vision for a city that was inviting to both residents and visitors. Originally named to honor Robert Johnson, Governor of South Carolina (a friend of Oglethorpe), the city shifted its focus to... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This square is nice to walk around and take pictures. Like all the squares in Savannah you can feel the history. Take a seat and people.

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