Jepson House Education Center

Jepson House Education Center (HM223W)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.233', W 81° 5.783'

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This Italianate mansion was built in 1856 for Savannah grocer and Civil War mayor Thomas Holcombe and later owned by former Confederate officer and Superior Court Judge Robert Falligant and his descendants. The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, commanded by Francis Bartow, received its colors and departed from here for the First Battle of Manassas in 1861. During his last visit to Savannah in 1870, Robert E. Lee was hosted here. In 2011, the building was acquired by the Georgia Historical Society. It is named in honor of local philanthropist and businessman Robert S. Jepson, Jr., and his wife Alice, principal benefactors and leaders of the effort to obtain the building. Jepson House serves as the Georgia Historical Society's educational center, housing the office of the president and the program and administrative staff.
HM NumberHM223W
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Georgia Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490903 N 3548259
Decimal Degrees32.07055000, -81.09638333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.233', W 81° 5.783'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 13.98" N, 81° 5' 46.98" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-104 W Gaston St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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