Wright Square
Wright Square
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The monument in the middle of this historic square honors railroad magnate W.W. Gordon.
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Neighborhood: Historic District - North
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Tony F.
Norfolk, VA62 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Wright Square is just 3 blocks from Chippewa Square in Downtown Savannah. This square has history and is very quiet……..
Written 14 August 2023
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Lottelli
Wirral, UK2,467 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The square is the burial site of Tomochichi, a leader of the Creek nation of Native Americans. It is pretty and peaceful.
Written 12 July 2022
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,818 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Wright square in the historic district of Savannah Georgia. It is named fo Sir James Wright, Georgia’s third and last Royal Governor. It has a big monument in the center dedicated to William Washington Gordon, the founder of the Central of Georgia Railroad. This monument was built over the grave of Indian chief, Tomochichi.
Written 1 November 2021
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,197 contributions
Jun 2021
I visited Wright Square several times during my visit to Savannah in June 2021. It has a monument in the center dedicated to W.W. Gordon. There is also a large "rock" marking the burial place of Tomo Chi-Chi, an Indian who helped James Oglethorpe during the founding of Savannah. There is a historical marker which explains Tomo Chi-Chi and his place in history. Not far from the square is the Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts) birthplace and museum.
Written 26 June 2021
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,457 contributions
May 2021
Another of the wonderful parks (squares) in downtown Savannah that make this town so special. The square contains 2 monuments one dedicated to William Washington Gordon and one to Tomo-Chi-Chi who was an Indian that helped start the area/town.
Written 31 May 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,403 contributions
Nov 2019
This one is a bit smaller but it's in the middle of town so you will walk through it. A wonderful experience of tranquility, history, landscaping, and noble architecture.
Written 17 December 2019
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Siobhan L
Belton, TX836 contributions
Sep 2019
Sitting on the corner of State St and Bull St- it has an interesting history. The square contains 2 monuments one dedicated to William Washington Gordon and one to Tomo-Chi-Chi. It also has been nicknamed The Hanging Square because the first hanging in Savannah took place here. Alice Riley an Irish indentured servant was accused of murdering her abusive master by slitting his throat. She was pregnant at the time so they held her in jail until the birth of her son and hanged her immediately after giving birth. Unfortunately, her son died soon after because no one would assume care of an infant whose mother committed a crime. Incidentally, the old jail sits on the corner of the square and now houses a CVS Pharmacy. The pharmacy is the only CVS that closes early due to repeated reports of paranormal activity. The "hanging tree" still sits in the square and its branches overhang the pathway.
Written 15 September 2019
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PHE22
London, UK3,928 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
A small square in the centre of Savannah that has a memorial to the native Indian who assisted in the creation of Savannah.
Written 12 September 2019
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Benzman79
Freehold, NJ746 contributions
Aug 2019
As you go through the square you get to read the plaques and get to know more about the history regarding the square
Written 19 August 2019
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,451 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This pretty Square was laid out in 1733 on Bull Street between State and York Streets, and is one of the city’s oldest squares. It was originally called Percival Square, but was later renamed to honor Sir James Wright – Georgia’s last Royal Governor. Originally, there was a Courthouse here, so it was commonly referred to as Courthouse Square in those times.

In the center, there is a large Monument that recognizes the contributions of William Washington Gordon – an early Savannah Mayor and founder of the Central Georgia Railroad. In its southernmost corner, there is a large simple Georgia Granite Boulder which is dedicated to the memory of Chief Tomochichi – the Creek leader who welcomed Oglethorpe to this area and who also assisted the Colonists. On its eastern side there is the Lutheran Church of the Ascension. The Ascension Congregation was founded in 1741 by a group of German Lutherans, and their permanent sanctuary was built here in 1772. This beautiful Gothic-style renovated Church has now been added to the list of Savannah’s main attractions.

We learned a lot taking a walking tour of the historic district, and by reading as many plaques as we could. This is rumored to be the most "Haunted" of all the squares in the historic district.
Written 18 June 2019
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