Like many of the other squares and streets in Savannah which are named after war heroes and other patriotic figures, Greene Square is no different. During the eighteenth century, General Nathanael Greene was one of the most celebrated Revolutionary figures.
One of the war’s greatest strategists, he successfully waged a war of attrition against the British forces in the South. He led the Southern Army at Guilford Courthouse, Hobkirk’s Hill, Ninety-Six, and Eutaw Springs. In appreciation for his service in the Revolutionary War, Greene was awarded Mulberry Grove Plantation by the grateful state of Georgia. He moved to Savannah with his family after the war, but died a short time later of heat stroke.
In May 1791, George Washington, a close friend of Greene’s, came to Georgia for the first and only time in his life and was greeted as a conquering hero.
His first stop was Mulberry Grove, the plantation of General Nathanael Greene’s widow Catharine. Washington spent four days in Savannah—unheard of for presidential visits now—attending dinners, dances, ceremonies, and services at Christ Church. He traveled north to Augusta, Georgia completing a presidential tour that would strengthen the bond and allegiance of newfound national unity in the United States of America.
Named after Greene Square and an homage to one of the Revolutionary War’s greatest heroes, Greene Square Restaurant is the perfect place to relax and unwind alongside Southern dishes and those you enjoy dining with most.