Recreation on Crawford Square

Recreation on Crawford Square (HM2HI4)

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N 32° 4.456', W 81° 5.219'

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Crawford Square was built in 1841 and was named for William Harris Crawford, a native Savannahian politician and frontrunner for President of the United States in 1816.
Crawford Square was regularly the site for the annual New Year's Day bonfire, though in fierce competition with the Washington Square bonfire.
The City of Savannah held a basketball tournament in 1946 and the winning team was to be awarded a paved basketball court. The Crawford Square team won, and in 1947 the basketball court was constructed. The basketball court helped to develop and expand recreational opportunities for youth in the community, and established what remains as the only active recreational square in Savannah. Many of those players went on to pursue athletic careers in college and become productive citizens.

The square and basketball court have served as a central focal point for the neighborhood, providing a gathering place for recreation and fellowship, and fostering a sense of community spirit and pride.
-Erected in fond memory by the Crawford Square Alumni
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HM NumberHM2HI4
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Placed ByCrawford Square Alumni
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Date Added Monday, June 3rd, 2019 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491790 N 3548670
Decimal Degrees32.07426667, -81.08698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.456', W 81° 5.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 27.36" N, 81° 5' 13.14" W
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