Whitefield Square is secretly one of the best, with its Victorian gazebo and azalea flowers.
Whitfield Square was one of Savannah’s last squares. Designed in 1851, the square received its name to honor Reverend George Whitfield. Whitfield founded of the oldest orphanage in the United States, the Bethesda Orphanage. A neighborhood lined with beautiful houses surrounds Whitfield Square. The gothic First Congregational Church sits in the northwest corner of the square. Built in 1895, the First Congregational Church ministered an African-American congregation.
The square once served as a burial ground for African-American slaves. At that time, it was against the law to bury slaves in your backyard. Andrew Bryan, the founder of the First African Baptist Church is buried here. As is Henry Cunningham, minister of the Second African Baptist Church.
It’s a popular place for weddings, hosting countless marriage ceremonies over the years.