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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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An Historic Square

General Nathanael Greene's final resting place. A square visiting by President James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette. Another of Savannah's squares with a monument facing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

General Nathanael Greene's final resting place. A square visiting by President James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette. Another of Savannah's squares with a monument facing several historic buildings and a bench honoring hometown songwriter Johnny Mercer (of Moon River fame).

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
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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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
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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Savannah. GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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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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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
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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