This was another cute square/park that we stumble upon. We really liked the monument of the soldiers in the center of it. The place is quaint, quiet and peaceful.
About Franklin Square
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Franklin Square is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It was laid out in 1791. Also the first African Baptist Church in North America started here in 1777. The square has a large bronze statue showing a number of soldiers from African descent fighting in...More
Savannah has about 2 dozen squares and this is the one laid out to commemorate Ben Franklin. It now also commemorates the African Americans who fought in the American Revolution.
Another small square in Savannah but like many others full of historical connection. Name after Benjamin Franklin The square has a large bronze statue showing a number of soldiers from African descent fighting in the War of Independence. Each corner has a large plaque explaining...More
Sitting adjacent to City Market, Franklin Square is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. It was laid out in 1791 and is well known for the city water tower, but destroyed in 1935. Also the first African Baptist Church in North America started here in...More
Franklin Square is located on the west side in close proximity to the city market. It was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin and has a beautiful statue of Haitian soldiers who fought for American independence. It has some wonderful history to learn about. I...More
Bringing old history to today's tourist, FRANKLIN SQUARE ( named for Benjamin Franklin) has an excellent monument of French Haitians who came to help during the American Revolution. Les Chasseurs Volontaires de Saint Domingue", or the Haitians who came to Savannah to fight for American...More
After breakfast we went for a wander, and found ourselves at this square on the edge of the historic district. It has a large, nice, and educational monument for Les Chasseurs Volontaires de Saint Domingue", or the Haitians who came to Savannah to fight for...More
Laid out in 1790 and named for Benjamin Franklin in 1791, it sits on the west end of Old Savannah across from the City Market. It was bull dozed during Savannah's "development blizzard" in the 1970s, but rediscovered and rebuilt in the 1980s. The imposing...More
This Square is next to City Market; make the journey across the street and give it a visit. There’s a fascinating and well-designed sculpture of an African American military formation and drummer. The best part is the sculpture actually tells you about the individuals. You...More