Forsyth Park

Forsyth Park (HM3KJ)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.101', W 81° 5.759'

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In the 1840s, William Brown Hodgson (1801-1871) conceived the idea of setting aside ten acres of wooded land at this site for development of Savannah's first recreational park. It was named for former Georgia Governor John Forsyth (1780-1841). William Bischoff created the original landscape design. In the early 1850s improvements to the park included removal of some pines for walkways and ornamental plantings, benches, and iron fencing around the perimeter. In 1854 the fountain and radiating walks were added. Originally created as a military parade ground, the twenty-one acre Park Extension was added in 1867. The dummy forts were built in c. 1909 and used for training during World War I.
HM NumberHM3KJ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-10
Year Placed2001
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and Trustees' Garden Club, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 490940 N 3548015
Decimal Degrees32.06835000, -81.09598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.101', W 81° 5.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 6.06" N, 81° 5' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 615 Whitaker St, Savannah GA 31401, US
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