Every family has to visit because the buildings are about Haitians. Great place for teaching kids the Haitians connection to American history. On this square, there is so much history of Haitians and their contributions as dedicated soldiers. Discover the Haitian Memorials at Franklin Square with pleasure and love. It is a majestic monument that shows the strength and beauty of Haiti. It is strongly recommended that everyone should rest at Savannah. The monument is peaceful, modern, but very historical. It is a great place to just even to sit and talk. Certainly deserved a monument to commemorate the free Black people who fought during the struggle for our independence, but stayed unknown in history until 2008!
Following the period of Georgia Trustee, Oglethorpe’s agrarian balance was abandoned. In the late 18th and 19th centuries, more squares were added, and by 1851 in the area, there were 24 squares. Three of the squares were destroyed or modified in the 20th century, leaving 21 unknown. Throughout 2010, Ellis was rescued from one of the three “missing.”
In honor or memory of a person, individual or historical event, most squares of Savanna are named and many contain monuments, signs, monuments, statues, plaques, and other tributes.
Although the first square is selected by many today for its esthetic appeal, for practical reasons, the colonists’ area was originally intended for militia practice. The layout was actually identical to the model of current military camps, which General Oglethorpe probably knew. This structure was also a response to the severe conditions that fuelled London’s Great Fire in 1666. For each ward of the new town, a square was set up. The first four were Johnson, Percival (now Wright), Ellis and St. James Squares (now Telfair), and they formed a bigger square on the Savannah River Bluff.
Every square is located in the middle of a ward, also called by its location. In the original city plan, the lots to the east and west of the streets, which parallel the main East-West axis, are known to be “confidence areas” for big public buildings such as temples, schools and markets.
This amazing location is located in beautiful Savannah, Georgia, along with these other must-see places of interest:
- Savannah Riverfront
- Fort Jackson
- Savannah’s Haitian Monument
- The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
- The Georgia Historical Society
- Tybee Island Light Station
- The Savannah Civic Center
- Ellis Square
- Franklin Square
- Forsyth Park
And after your visit make sure to stop by the best CBD Store in Savannah, Mary Jane’s CBD Dispensary, on West Victory Drive!