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.