(1708 - 1788)Born in Pocotaligo, SC, Jonathan Bryan accompanied James Oglethorpe on his initial visit to Yamacraw Bluff in 1733. One of Georgia's largest landholders, Bryan was a supporter of evangelist George Whitefield and encouraged religious services for his slaves, including minister Andrew Bryan. Jonathan Bryan supported independence during the Revolutionary War, serving on the Council of Safety and personally financing Continental troops in Georgia. In 1779 he was captured and held for two years on British prison ships. Savannah's Bryan Street recognizes his family's role in the founding of the Georgia colony. In 1793 St. Phillip Parrish was renamed Bryan County in his honor.
|Series||This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series|
|Placed By||Georgia Historical Society and the Savannah Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Georgia|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 9:26am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 490974 N 3549445|
|Decimal Degrees||32.08125000, -81.09563333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 4.875', W 81° 5.738'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 4' 52.50" N, 81° 5' 44.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||478, 912|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20-28 Montgomery St, Savannah GA 31401, US|
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