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Savannah: Colonial Capital and Birthplace of Representative Government in Georgia Historical Marker - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.751 W 081° 05.337
17S E 491605 N 3549216
Quick Description: In March 1750, the Georgia Trustees in London resolved to allow colonists to elect a representative assembly to meet in Savannah, Georgia’s colonial capital. This marker is located in Reynolds Square in Savannah, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2008 1:22:31 PM
Waymark Code: WM3ZV0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 84

Long Description:
The marker reads:
"In March 1750, the Georgia Trustees in London resolved to allow colonists to elect a representative assembly to meet in Savannah, Georgia’s colonial capital. 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 trust lot of Reynolds Square. In 1777, the new state constitution provided for an elected House of Assembly. The Georgia constitution of 1789 expanded the legislature to two houses, known as the General Assembly.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State

2002.16 25-13"
Type of Marker: Park

Marker #: 025-13

Date: 2002.16

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Society and the Office of the Secretary of State

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