18th Century Cannon - Savannah, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onfire4jesus
N 32° 04.398 W 081° 05.632
17S E 491140 N 3548564
Quick Description: These two cannon are located at the southern edge of Madison Square at the intersection of Bull and Charlton Sts in Savannah, GA. They are from the 18th Century.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2008 1:36:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM54Y8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 22

Long Description:
From the City of Savannah web site (visit link) :
"The first two roads laid out in Georgia: the road to Darien, laid out in 1735 with the help of Tomochichi, and the road to Augusta, date unknown is recognized with a marker on the south side of Madison Square which dates back to 1920.

The two adjacent but separate markers, which face south, each consists of a cannon mounted on a stone pedestal, which is mounted on a rough granite base. The general shape is rectangular. The pedestal sides are rock-faced, except for the front southern facade, which is inscribed in block letters with the following:

The one to the west:

"HERE IN 1735 WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE ROAD TO DARIEN NOW CALLED THE OGEECHEE ROAD, PROBABLY THE FIRST LAID OUT IN GEORGIA, WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF TOMOCHICHI. --
ERECTED BY THE SAVANNAH CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1920."

The one to the east:

"NORTHWEST OF THIS SPOT, ON LIBERTY AND WEST BROAD STREETS, BEGAN THE AUGUSTA ROAD, ONE OF THE OLDEST IN GEORGIA.-----ERECTED BY THE SAVANNAH CHAPTER DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. 1735-1920."

The 1920's were towards the end of a great national revival of interest in the American colonial period. Savannah, founded in 1733, was second to none in her enthusiasm for this period.

The Sons of the Revolution also participated in the unveiling of these two markers, according to one of their booklets."
What type of artillery is this?: 18th Century Cannon

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: British soldiers

Date artillery was in use: 01/01/1750

Date artillery was placed on display: 01/01/1920

Artillery is no longer operational: yes

Still may work: no

Parking location to view this Waymark: Not Listed

Cost?: Not Listed

Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed

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