Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of

Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of (HM3CQ)

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

N 32° 4.742', W 81° 5.368'

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Representative Government in Georgia

In March 1750, the Georgia Trustees in London resolved to allow colonists to elect a representative assembly to meet in Savannah, Georgia's colonial capitol. Sixteen delegates met on January 15,1751, for a twenty-four day session. Representative government continued in 1755 in the Commons House of Assembly, which by 1770 began meeting in a building on the southeast lot of Reynolds Square. In 1777, the new state constitution provided for an elected House Assembly. The Georgia constitution of 1789 expanded the legislature to two houses, known as the General Assembly.
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HM NumberHM3CQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number25-13
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:55am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491556 N 3549199
Decimal Degrees32.07903333, -81.08946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.742', W 81° 5.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 44.52" N, 81° 5' 22.08" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-249 E Congress St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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