Savannah, GA : Georgia
Franklin Square was named for Benjamin Franklin who served as Georgia's Colony Agent to London during the colonial period.
Franklin Square was laid out in 1790. In 1791 it was named for Benjamin Franklin, who served as an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778 and who had died in 1790. The square was lost at one time, but was restored by the City of Savannah in the 1980's. Franklin Square is located on Montgomery, between Bryan and Congress Streets, and anchors the western end of the City Market retail area. A memorial honoring Haitian volunteers who fought with Pulaski during the Siege of Savannah, created by sculptor James Mastin, was unveiled in Franklin Square on the 228th anniversary of the battle. Items of interest on this square include the First African Baptist Church and City Market.
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