BACKSTORY: Troup Square was named for former Georgia Governor, Congressman, and Senator, George Troup. It is one of only two squares named for a person living at the time (the other being Washington Square). A large iron armillary sphere stands in the center of the square, supported by six small metal turtles. Troup Square is located on Habersham, between Harris and Charlton Streets. A special dog fountain is located on the west side of the square. The Myers Drinking Fountain was a gift from Savannah mayor Herman Myers in 1897 and originally placed in Forsyth Park. When moved to Troup Square its height was adjusted for canine use and has become the site of an annual Blessing of the Animals. The Unitarian Universalist Church built in 1851 sits on the west side. Reverend John Pierpont Jr. was the minister of the church, and his brother James was the organist and choir director. Legend says that James Pierpont wrote “Jingle Bells” during the time that he served at this church. Firefly Cafe is a Daveland favorite; a great place for lunch or dinner.
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