Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820

Great Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1820 (HM30J)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.532', W 81° 5.371'

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In this cemetery many victims of the
Great Yellow Fever Epidemic
of 1820

were buried.

Nearly 700 Savannahians died
that year, including two local
physicians who lost their lives
caring for the stricken.

Several epidemics followed. In 1854
The Savannah Benevolent Association
was organized to aid the families
of the fever victims.
HM NumberHM30J
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Trustees Garden Club
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491551 N 3548811
Decimal Degrees32.07553333, -81.08951667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.532', W 81° 5.371'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 31.92" N, 81° 5' 22.26" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-399 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah GA 31401, US
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Attended the dedication of the marker. Two of my relatives were among the last victims of the yellow fever epidemic in La Grange.

Mar 24, 2018 at 5:52pm PDT by averaholt

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