Chatham Square is one of Savannah's 22 squares in the United States. It was laid out in 1847 and is situated on Barnard Street and West Wayne Street in the fifth row of the city's five rows of squares. It's west of Monterey Square and south of Pulaski Square.
William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, is commemorated in this square. About the fact that Pitt never visited Savannah, he was a strong supporter of the Georgia colony, and Chatham Square and Chatham County are named after him.
Chatham Square is also known as Barnard Square, after the 1901-built Barnard Street School (which is now located at 212 West Taylor Street) that has been home to the Savannah College of Art and Design since 1988. Pepe Hall was renamed by the campus.
In 1964, a sundial was devoted to African-American politician Louis Burke Toomer in the square.
Chatham Square is a tranquil setting and therefore a good spot to unwind. The Square is fairly straightforward, with just a few seats. The old oaks, on the other hand, lend the Chatham Square a lot of character and, most importantly, a lot of shade on those hot summer days.
While there isn't much going on in Chatham Square as far as visitors are concerned, it is still a lovely spot to chill and drink in the scenery.
When visiting Chatham Square, you might be interested in two structures. The Barnard Street School is the largest. The SCAD scheme now has this structure. For several years, the Square was used as a playground by children from the Barnard Street academy.
The other is Gordon Row, which is a collection of houses. Gordon Row consists of a row of 15 four-story houses. They are still being used as residential homes.
Despite its proximity to Forsyth Park, just a few blocks southeast, and historic Jones Street, Chatham Square is calm and pretty today, with far fewer visitors than many of Savannah's other squares.
Besides its tranquility, the primary attraction of Chatham Square is the architecture of its bordering streets and surrounding ward, particularly the historic homes and buildings on the successfully restored Jones Street, the northern margin of Chatham Ward.
Pooler, Georgia is blessed with some of Georgia’s best parks. Here’s our list of the best of the best you shouldn’t miss:
- Tom Triplett Community Park
- Forsyth Park
- Emmett Park
- Daffin Park
- Joe Tribble Park
- Tom Triplett Park Disc Golf Course
- Orleans Square
- Ellis Square
These amazing parks are located just down the street from our location at just of Outlets Way at 201 Tanger Outlets Blvd #710. Stop by for a visit anytime!