Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Savannah  

Sundial: 705
State/Province:  Georgia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Very good
  Latitude and Longitude: 34° 4.783' N  81° 5.500' W
Location:
  • Johnson Square
    Savannah
 
Description:
  • A 10 inch round bronze horizontal dial on an octagonal stone atop a 3 foot high brick pedestal. The pedestal is in the center of a 10 foot square stone area raised about 6 inches. Dial face has Roman numerals, hour lines, five minute marks and a central compass rose. This dial is located under a heavy canopy of trees and likely never gets direct sunlight today.

    Surrounding plaques read, "In the center of this square the early colonists placed a sundial" and "Erected by the society of colonial wars in the state of Georgia Feb 1933 in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Georgia.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Savannah
  • Dial maker T Mills, London
  • Designer: T. Mills, London
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 12-Feb-33
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15
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