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Crawford Square

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Address: Savannah, GA
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The only square in Savannah still fenced in (they all were once).

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Laid out in 1841 and named for William Harris Crawford who was Secretary of the Treasury and ran for the presidency in 1824. It is the smallest of Savannah's squares but hosts a... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
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Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

Laid out in 1841 and named for William Harris Crawford who was Secretary of the Treasury and ran for the presidency in 1824. It is the smallest of Savannah's squares but hosts a basketball court, playground gazebo and even remnants of a cistern that was used by fire companies to fight fires. Some local citizens have petitioned the city to... More 

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Eastman, GA
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Reviewed 25 June 2015

This square is not in the busy area of the historic district. We were able to sit under the trees on a bench and relax. There was a grassy area for our dog to play on. There is also a gazebo and a basketball court that we saw children enjoying. We were renting a converted carriage house nearby, so this... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 12 April 2011

I was born around Crawford Square in 1952 @ 509 Mcdonough Street. I grew up around the Square. I played as a little girl on slides, swings, kick around and learned how to play basketball on that court. My mother builded a home on another part of town in 1970 that is when my family moved away. There was never... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2002

Crawford Square is named after William Crawford who served as Secretary of War and Minister to France from 1815-16. Crawford Square was laid out in the 1840s. A cistern was built in the square at that time by the city for the use of resident's of the square for fire protection and possibly drinking water. The cistern still remains and... More 

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