• LOCATION 6 | A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District

    Independent Presbyterian Church

    Independent Presbyterian Church on Savannah, Georgia audio tour A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District

    You are now in front of the Independent Presbyterian Church. Stop here for a moment.

    Scotsmen who arrived with General Oglethorpe, bringing with them a strong faith, developed the first Presbyterian Church in Georgia in 1755. Their first location was on Market Square, today called Ellis Square -- it is where you find City Market today.

    The church also had a location on Telfair Square, prior to being built here on Bull St. The previous locations were destroyed by fire and a hurricane. This building dates back to the mid-1800's and is where President Woodrow Wilson married his wife Louise in 1885. The ceremony was conducted by the bride's grandfather.

    If you look up at the steeple, you might recognize it. If you watched Forrest Gump, this is the steeple the feather floats around, before landing at Forest's feet at the bus stop.

    Let's keep moving.

    Continue walking south on Bull Street, to learn where Forrest sat with his box of chocolates.

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A Stroll through the Heart of Savannah’s Historical District