The Oglethorpe Statue

Located in Chippewa Square, you can find the statue that was erected to honor the founder of Savannah, James Oglethorpe

In Chippewa Square, downtown Savannah Georgia, is the statue to General Oglethorpe, founder of the Colony of Georgia and Savannah. It is a great subject for photographing in Savannah. Way back in 1733 he landed near River Street in Savannah and went about his merry way establishing the city of Savannah. To honor him the city of Savannah decided to give him his very own statue. The statue, which sits right in the center of Chippewa Square is probably one of the most visited and photographed monuments in the entire town of Savannah. On any busy day you can expect to see many people stopping to admire the General Oglethrope Monument. Parents will even allow their children to climb up the monument to take a photo. Please stop doing that. Climbing on the monuments is disrespectful and will earn you a few glances from the locals. Enjoy the monument without climbing on it!

Next time you are in Savannah make sure to head over to Chippewa Square and check it out. You can check out a photograph of the entire General Oglethorpe Statue in Savannah here.

The James Oglethorpe Statue in Savannah Georgia

Photographing the Oglethorpe Statue

One morning we decided to head to downtown Savannah and get some photographs at sunrise. Our first stop was Chippewa Square and the General Oglethorpe State. While our guess about the position of the sun was a little off ( we thought it would rise more behind the monument), the photographs still turned out alright. The Oglethorpe Statue in Savannah is a favorite of ours to photograph, as it is for other people as well.

In the morning the Historic Squares of Savannah Georgia can be a very peaceful place to visit. Before all of the hustle and bustle of people heading to work, tourists emerging from the hotels…peace and quiet can be found in the Historic District.

A photograph of the General Oglethorpe Statue at Sunrise

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