Johnson Square
Johnson Square
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A city square lined by giant oak trees and an obelisk honoring Nathanael Greene, a New England-born general.
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Neighborhood: Historic District - North

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Frank E
Asheville, NC390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Located on Bull Street, Johnson Square is the oldest of Savannah's 24 iconic 'Squares', a series of city parks. This is an especially lovely and large park with lots of places to sit and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings during a walk of old Savannah. We were most fortunate to be there when Mr. James Frazier was there. Mr. Frazier is a native of Savannah and comes to the park frequently where he sings and talks to visitors.

Also, this is a great spot in the spring and summer after a rain to see Savannah's resurrection ferns on the beautiful old trees in the square. In dry weather, the ferns turn brown, and seem to be dead—that is, until the next rain, when they turn green and spring back to life.
Written March 16, 2020
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Jason J
Bristol, TN131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Really like how the city has all of these squares with giant live oaks in them. Really tranquil place to just sit and people watch or just have some peace and quiet. This particular square is not very large but it is right across from the pink house restaurant. The habersham family used to own it and it is an expensive restaurant now.
Written March 22, 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I visited Johnson Square several times during my visit to Savannah in June 2021. There is a monument to Nathanael Greene in the center. Nathanael Greene was a general during the American Revolutionary War. Johnson Square is near City Hall and is one of several squares along Bull Street on the way to Forsyth Park. These squares are Johnson Square, Wright Square, Chippewa Square, Madison Square, Monterey Square and then Forsyth Park. Each of these squares has a monument. It is my favorite walk in Savannah adding in a detour to Lafayette Square and the Cathedral of John the Baptist.
Written June 26, 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Savannah's calling card are these wonderful city squares designed by Oglethorpe when he designed the city. They were cutting edge city planning in the 18th Century and today there are beautiful parts of the city.

The one closest to City Hall is Johnson Square and it is beautiful. It has a monolith in the center dedicated to Revolutionary War Hero Nathaniel Greene, who lived in Georgia after the war and died here. His remains now rest here. The square also has the best view of city hall.
Written May 4, 2022
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD3,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Johnson Square is the oldest (c.1733) and the largest of the 22 squares, just 3 blocks from the Savannah River with great views of City Hall. Surrounded by classic buildings such as the old Citizen and Southern bank and Christ Church as well as the Ann Hamilton house, the oldest (c.1824) on the square. One side has a more corporate feel with newer architecture. There are also 2 fountains, a sundial and an imposing monument to Revolutionary War hero, Nathaniel Greene. Enjoy the attractive walkways and greenery.
Written October 3, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This is the first of the many city squares designed by Oglethorpe. Pretty spot with historical significance. Site of the resting place of Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. Keep in mind that many homeless like this park as well.
Written March 18, 2023
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blueXjello
Clayton, GA634 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I found myself slowly spinning in a circle as I took this beautiful park in. It's simply breathtaking. Savannah is full of beautiful little squares and parks, but this one certainly is one of the most gorgeous ones. Definitely worth a stop. Interesting history as well! Such an amazing spot to appreciate. Very thankful for my visit.
Written November 13, 2023
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Cheryl T
Ajax, Canada1,115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is one of the largest of the squares that are situated thoughout Savannah. This is the first of the squares on Bull St (starting from Bay St).
If you follow Bull St this will lead you to a few more squares till you reach Forsyth Park.
Each of the squares have a history, with Johnson Square having a monument and small fountain. These are great places to take a break and enjoy the beauty of Savannah.
Written February 23, 2020
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
We net out walking tour guide here. We started the tour with stories of James Oglethorpe. We got our first look at the mighty Live Oak Trees.
Written November 1, 2021
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
There are 24 Historic Squares in Savannah today.
The Johnson Square started it all.
It is a truly genius design. Everywhere you turn, always just few blocks away is another Square.

The white Obelisk marks a space where a revolutionary hero Nathanael Greene is buried.

The white marble bench pays tribute to Johnny Mercer, Savannah's native son. The very successful and popular songwriter.

Just like in the other Squares, the fountains and the live oaks create a peaceful and restful oasis.

We enjoyed spending time here on a beautiful sunny day...
Written April 28, 2017
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