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Address: Bull Street, Between Bryan and Congress Streets, Savannah, GA
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A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael...

A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael Greene, a New England-born general.

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Downtown Park

The square is downtown. It is close to many restaurants. Nice shade is available on a warm day. Many locals use it at lunchtime.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The square is downtown. It is close to many restaurants. Nice shade is available on a warm day. Many locals use it at lunchtime.

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Savannah. GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Johnson square was where the colonists had bread ovens set up and did their communal baking there. Very pretty and large square with two fountains, plenty of sitting room and you are at the heart of the historic district. Very worthwhile to visit and spend some time.

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is the first and largest of the squares that Oglethorpe laid out in 1733. It originally had the communal well and communal ovens for the colonists and one can also see a reproduction of an early sun dial. The focal point of the square is the handsome monument/tribute to General Nathanael Greene, who was second in command to General... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

It is a must to read the plaques each square. This was appeared to be a bit more populated but still enjoyable.

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San Angelo, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Johnson Square is one of many plazas in Savannah, we hit most of them up, spent a little time in each and more in others. We enjoyed this square, we enjoyed them all!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

I took my son on a walk through the squares. Johnson square is a great walk plus you can read the historical markers. Lots of interesting plants too.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

At the intersection of Bull and St. Julian Streets, this was one of the four original squares laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733 as part of his vision for a city that was inviting to both residents and visitors. Originally named to honor Robert Johnson, Governor of South Carolina (a friend of Oglethorpe), the city shifted its focus to... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

This square is nice to walk around and take pictures. Like all the squares in Savannah you can feel the history. Take a seat and people.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Johnson Square is another great Square to stroll through and learn a ton of history , people watch ,take break from the day to day challenges and at time locals are playing music .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We had an afternoon to tour Savannah and made sure we stopped here to pay our respects to an ancestor's burial site. Major General Nathaneal [sic] Greene from Rhode Island is interred under a large obelisk monument in this beautiful park. The plaque was hard to read but the historical markers were clear.

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