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Address: Bull Street, Between West State and West York Streets, Savannah, GA

The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate...

The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate W.W. Gordon.

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Nice 1733 founded square with plenty of shade

The square is the grave site of Chief Tomo-Chi-Chi, the Yamacraw chief who offered peace and cooperation with the early Savannah settlers and died in 1739 and has a monument to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David B
Coral Gables, Florida
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Coral Gables, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The square is the grave site of Chief Tomo-Chi-Chi, the Yamacraw chief who offered peace and cooperation with the early Savannah settlers and died in 1739 and has a monument to William W. Gordon who brought prosperity to the city by constructing a railroad.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Walking around Savannah there are so many squares with lots of history This is one of the best and great as it is surrounded by buildings of differing architecture Central with many bars and restaurants to sit and relax in

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are so many beautiful and historic squares in the heart of Savannah and Wright Square is definitely one of them. Over the centuries, it went through a lot of changes. It originally had the name of Percival Square dating back to 1733. It was later renamed to honor the last Royal Governor of Savannah. It was also the original... More 

Thank Anne M
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Good place to start a walking tour of Savannah. Rather than duplicate, see my review of Footprints of Savannah Walking Tour and the Savannah Historic District.

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I spent 3 weeks plotting through all of the squares and parks of Savannah. This was one of our favorite squares. The history displayed on the plaques and memorial is touching.

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St. Johns, Florida
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

I found this moment to one of the more beautiful ones. It was a simple, beautiful monument. I loved the location and the beauty of the monument.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

This square is a great place to people watch. There are all sort of people passing through. It is also a great place to sit under a tree and relax for a while.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

One of Savannah's many squares, Wright Square is a particularly beautiful one. With the monument to Mr. Gordon in the center of the square, the historic Lutheran church on one side, and old homes and businesses surrounding it, it's a nice square to check out.

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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 515 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The second square established in the new colony of Georgia in 1733, Wright Square was originally dedicated to Lord Percival (who gave Georgia its name) and then renamed in honor of James Wright in 1763, the last governor of the colony. It is the original burial site of Tomochichi, head of the Creeks and a friend of Oglethorpe. However, in... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This square is always packed with people. It's great for people watching. There are tons of places to shop all around.

Thank Autumn M

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