Nathanael Greene Monument

Nathanael Greene Monument (HM33I)

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

N 32° 4.791', W 81° 5.491'

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Beneath the monument in this Square repose the remains of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, of Rhode Island, who died near Savannah on June 19, 1786, at Mulberry Grove Plantation which had been granted to him by this State in appreciation of his services in the Revolution.

The 50 foot, white marble obelisk, designed by the well-known architect, William Strickland, was completed in 1830. The original cornerstone was laid here on March 21, 1825, by Greene's old friend, the Marquis de LaFayette. At the dedicatory ceremony General LaFayette said:
"The great and good man to whose memory we are paying a tribute of respect, affection, and regret, has acted in our revolutionary contest a part so glorious and so important that in the very name of Greene are remembered all the virtues and talents which can illustrate the patriot, the statesman, and the military leader..."

General Greene's remains were originally interred in the burial ground now known as Colonial Cemetery. His exact resting place was a matter of doubt and speculation for many years. The remains of the famed Revolutionary hero were found in the Graham vault in 1901, and were reinterred beneath this monument the following year.
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HM NumberHM33I
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number025-12
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 10:41pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491363 N 3549290
Decimal Degrees32.07985000, -81.09151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.791', W 81° 5.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 47.46" N, 81° 5' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7 E Congress St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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