An Introduction to Savannah


Savannah was founded by James Oglethorpe in 1733 as a haven for religious freedom. The settlement co-existed peacefully with the local Native Americans for many years. What makes Savannah unique today is that the layout of the Historic District, along with its many squares, remains in much the same form. Savannah is one of the prettiest walking cities in the country. It is about a square mile in size and is bordered by the Savannah River to the north and the iconic Forsyth Park to the south.


Guides to Savannah

Visit Savannah
Visit Historic Savannah
Savannah Media Guide (35-page PDF - lots of info)
Savannah Area Chamber
Georgia Tourism and Travel
Savannah's Squares and Parks
Request a Visitor's Guide

Maps of Savannah

Discovery Map - best map, but it's upside down
dot - Free Downtown Transportation - Map (PDF)

Savannah Area Chamber Map (PDF)


History of Savannah

Visit Savannah - History
Visit Historic Savannah - History
New Georgia Encyclopedia
African American History
Jewish History -
Tablet Magazine
Jewish Virtual Library



Introduction to Savannah Download Kit
(PDF Files)

Savannah Media Guide
Top 15 Things to Do in Savannah
Map of Savannah
Old Savannah Tours Map
DOT Free Transportation Guide




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