Birthplace of Juliette Low

Birthplace of Juliette Low (HM375)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 4.607', W 81° 5.56'

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— Founder of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. —

In the house that stands opposite this marker, Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, was born, October 31, 1860. It was her girlhood home until her marriage there in 1886 to William Low, an Englishman, then residing in Savannah. As a friend of Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout Movement, Juliette Low became active in Girl Guide work in England and Scotland in 1911. It was at his suggestion that she started Girl Scouting in America.

On March 12, 1912, at the Louisa Porter Home in this city, Mrs. Low founded the First Girl Guide troop in the United States. Her niece, Daisy Gordon, of Savannah, was the first member enrolled. Through Mrs. Low's energetic and determined leadership the movement spread rapidly under the name "Girl Scouts."

Mrs. Low died in Savannah, January 17, 1927. In 1953 her birthplace was acquired by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and funds for its restoration were raised by the 2,500,000 members. The property is now maintained by the Girl Scouts as a memorial to their Founder and as a center of activities for all Girl Scouts.
HM NumberHM375
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-34
Year Placed1955
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 4:54pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491254 N 3548950
Decimal Degrees32.07678333, -81.09266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.607', W 81° 5.56'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 36.42" N, 81° 5' 33.60" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 E Oglethorpe Ave, Savannah GA 31401, US
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