Early American NovelistOne block west of this marker — at the northwest corner of Hull and Whitaker Streets — stood, formerly, the residence of William Alexander Caruthers, Virginia's earliest significant novelist. He resided in Savannah for several years before his death in 1846. Dr. Caruthers, who married Louisa Catherine Gibson of Whitemarsh Island, Chatham County, moved in 1837 to this city where he successfully practiced medicine. He took a prominent part in affairs in Savannah as a realtor; was one of the founders of the Georgia Historical Society and while an Alderman, 1841-1844, was instrumental in giving Savannahians direct election of their Mayors.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 2:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 491204 N 3548876|
|Decimal Degrees||32.07611667, -81.09320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.567', W 81° 5.592'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 34.02" N, 81° 5' 35.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 14 W Hull St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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