Colonial Park

Colonial Park (HM304)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 4.539', W 81° 5.418'

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This cemetery, the second in colonial Savannah, was the burying ground for the city from about 1750 until it was closed against burials in 1853.

Among the distinguished dead who rest here are Archibald Bulloch, first President of Georgia; James Habersham, acting royal Governor of the Province, 1771-'73; Joseph Habersham, Postmaster General under three Presidents; Lachlan McIntosh, Major General, Continental Army; Samuel Elbert, Revolutionary soldier and Governor of Georgia; Capt. Denis L. Cottineau de Kerloguen who aided John Paul Jones in the engagement between the "Bon Homme Richard" and the "Serapis"; Hugh McCall, early historian of Georgia; Edward Green Malbone, the noted miniaturist, and Colonel John S. McIntosh, a hero of the War with Mexico.

The remains of Major General Nathanael Greene who died in 1786 reposed in the Graham vault until they were reinterred in 1901 in Johnson Square.

The cemetery became a city park in 1896.
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HM NumberHM304
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-20
Year Placed1954
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 12:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491477 N 3548824
Decimal Degrees32.07565000, -81.09030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.539', W 81° 5.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 32.34" N, 81° 5' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Abercorn St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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