Johnson Square
Johnson Square
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A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael Greene, a New England-born general.
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blueXjello
Clayton, GA406 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
I found myself slowly spinning in a circle as I took this beautiful park in. It's simply breathtaking. Savannah is full of beautiful little squares and parks, but this one certainly is one of the most gorgeous ones. Definitely worth a stop. Interesting history as well! Such an amazing spot to appreciate. Very thankful for my visit.
Written 13 November 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,421 contributions
Sept 2022 • Couples
This is the first of the many city squares designed by Oglethorpe. Pretty spot with historical significance. Site of the resting place of Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. Keep in mind that many homeless like this park as well.
Written 18 March 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,682 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
The city has a lot of squares. I think they said 22. This one is nice. It’s shady and has a monument. It’s pretty clean. A good place to rest when walking.
Written 19 January 2023
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,336 contributions
Sept 2022
Johnson Square is the oldest (c.1733) and the largest of the 22 squares, just 3 blocks from the Savannah River with great views of City Hall. Surrounded by classic buildings such as the old Citizen and Southern bank and Christ Church as well as the Ann Hamilton house, the oldest (c.1824) on the square. One side has a more corporate feel with newer architecture. There are also 2 fountains, a sundial and an imposing monument to Revolutionary War hero, Nathaniel Greene. Enjoy the attractive walkways and greenery.
Written 3 October 2022
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL18,062 contributions
Apr 2022
Savannah's calling card are these wonderful city squares designed by Oglethorpe when he designed the city. They were cutting edge city planning in the 18th Century and today there are beautiful parts of the city.

The one closest to City Hall is Johnson Square and it is beautiful. It has a monolith in the center dedicated to Revolutionary War Hero Nathaniel Greene, who lived in Georgia after the war and died here. His remains now rest here. The square also has the best view of city hall.
Written 4 May 2022
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JeffBreedlove
Atlanta, GA4,347 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
One of brilliant squealers in downtown Savannah. The monument to Nathan Green is stunning.

These squares are small but extraordinary and a must visit

Go enjoy
Written 21 November 2021
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,818 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We net out walking tour guide here. We started the tour with stories of James Oglethorpe. We got our first look at the mighty Live Oak Trees.
Written 1 November 2021
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J E
Fredericksburg, VA8,920 contributions
Jul 2021
Another lovely park in Savannah.  This one is near The Olde Pink House and has a big fountain in it. A cool place to escape the heat of the city sidewalks.
Written 16 July 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,249 contributions
Jun 2021
I visited Johnson Square several times during my visit to Savannah in June 2021. There is a monument to Nathanael Greene in the center. Nathanael Greene was a general during the American Revolutionary War. Johnson Square is near City Hall and is one of several squares along Bull Street on the way to Forsyth Park. These squares are Johnson Square, Wright Square, Chippewa Square, Madison Square, Monterey Square and then Forsyth Park. Each of these squares has a monument. It is my favorite walk in Savannah adding in a detour to Lafayette Square and the Cathedral of John the Baptist.
Written 26 June 2021
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,505 contributions
May 2021
Wonderful park close to the river in downtown Savannah. This one has a monument to Nathanael Greene for his work in the Revolutionary War.
Written 31 May 2021
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