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15 Minutes Away on Foot: Whitfield Square

December 6, 2010

This week, we highlight Whitfield Square, one of Savannah’s youngest squares, constructed in 1851 and named for Rev. George Whitefield, founder of Savannah’s Bethesda Orphanage. A central white gazebo makes Whitfield square one of the most romantic squares in the entire city. Surrounding the square is a number of early Victorian houses and the First Congregational Church.

The Whitfield Square Gazebo. Photo by author.

The romantic gazebo is a popular romantic spot for proposals and weddings. Based on rentals, Whitfield Square is the second most popular outdoor location for weddings in the entire city – behind Forsyth Park!

The intimacy of the Whitfield gazebo makes it a very popular proposal and wedding location. Photo by Crystal Genes, wedding photographer from Charlotte, NC

Whitfield Square is not just for the romantics, the architecture around the square is extremely unique and features a large concentration of restored Victorian and Italianate homes.

Houses Around Whitfield Square. Photo by author

More Houses Around Whitfield Square. Photo by author

Getting to Whitfield Square from the Catherine Ward House Inn by foot is very easy. From door to door, it takes about 11 minutes to walk between the two.

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