Timeline of Savannah, Georgia

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The following is a timeline of the history of Savannah, Georgia, United States.


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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Savannah, Georgia</span> Oldest city in the State of Georgia, United States

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth most populous city, with a 2020 U.S. Census population of 147,780. The Savannah metropolitan area, Georgia's third-largest, had a 2020 population of 404,798.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Macon, Georgia</span> Consolidated city-county in Georgia, United States

Macon, officially Macon–Bibb County, is a consolidated city-county in Georgia, United States. Situated near the fall line of the Ocmulgee River, it is 85 miles (137 km) southeast of Atlanta and near the state's geographic center — hence its nickname "The Heart of Georgia."

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Augusta, Georgia</span> Consolidated city-county in the United States

Augusta is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia. The city lies directly across the Savannah River from North Augusta, South Carolina at the head of its navigable portion. Georgia's third most populous city, Augusta is located in the Fall Line section of the state.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Squares of Savannah, Georgia</span> Part of the Oglethorpe Plan

The city of Savannah, Province of Georgia, was laid out in 1733, in what was colonial America, around four open squares, each surrounded by four residential ("tything") blocks and four civic ("trust") blocks. The layout of a square and eight surrounding blocks was known as a "ward." The original plan was part of a larger regional plan that included gardens, farms, and "out-lying villages." Once the four wards were developed in the mid-1730s, two additional wards were laid. Oglethorpe's agrarian balance was abandoned after the Georgia Trustee period. Additional squares were added during the late 18th and 19th centuries, and by 1851 there were 24 squares in the city. In the 20th century, three of the squares were demolished or altered beyond recognition, leaving 21. In 2010, one of the three "lost" squares, Ellis, was reclaimed, bringing the total to today's 22.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Savannah Historic District (Savannah, Georgia)</span> Historic district in Georgia, United States

The Savannah Historic District is a large urban U.S. historic district that roughly corresponds to the pre-civil war city limits of Savannah, Georgia. The area was declared a National Historic Landmark District in 1966, and is one of the largest urban, community-wide historic preservation districts in the United States. The district was made in recognition of the Oglethorpe Plan, a unique sort of urban planning begun by James Oglethorpe at the city's founding and propagated for the first century of its growth.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Julius Curtis Lewis Jr.</span> American businessman, philanthropist and politician

Julius Curtis Lewis Jr., often known as J.C. Lewis Jr., was an American businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of J.C. Lewis Enterprises, Lewis Broadcasting Corporation, J.C. Lewis Investment Company, and Island Investments. He served one term as Mayor of Savannah in the late 1960s as a Republican.

The city of Savannah, Georgia, the largest city and the county seat of Chatham County, Georgia, was established in 1733 and was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. It is known as Georgia's first planned city and attracts millions of visitors, who enjoy the city's architecture and historic structures such as the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, the First African Baptist Church, Congregation Mickve Israel, and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex. Today, Savannah's downtown area is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Juliette Gordon Low Historic District</span> Historic district in Georgia, United States

The Juliette Gordon Low Historic District consists of three buildings associated with the origins of the Girl Scouts of the USA. They are the "Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace," the "Andrew Low House," and the "Andrew Low Carriage House" in Savannah, Georgia.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of Augusta, Georgia</span>

Augusta, Georgia was founded in 1736 as part of the British colony of Georgia, under the supervision of colony founder James Oglethorpe. It was the colony's second established town, after Savannah. Today, Augusta is the third-largest city in Georgia, and the largest city of the Central Savannah River Area.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Oglethorpe Plan</span> Street and land use plan for Savannah, Georgia

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Published in 18th–19th century

Published in 20th century

  • Alexander A. Lawrence, A Present for Mr. Lincoln: The Story of Savannah from Secession to Sherman (Macon, Ga.: Ardivan Press, 1961).
  • Ory Mazar Nergal, ed. (1980), "Savannah", Encyclopedia of American Cities, New York: E.P. Dutton, OL   4120668M
  • Preston Russell and Barbara Hines, Savannah: A History of Her People since 1733 (Savannah, Ga.: Frederic C. Beil, 1992).
  • "Monuments and Fountains of Savannah", Historical Documents & Research, City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, 1993
  • Trudy Ring and Robert M. Salkin, ed. (1995). "Savannah". Americas. International Dictionary of Historic Places. Routledge. p. 650+. ISBN   978-1-134-25930-4.
  • Whittington B. Johnson, Black Savannah, 1788-1864 (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1996).
  • Derek Smith, Civil War Savannah (Savannah, Ga.: Frederic C. Beil, 1997).
  • Patrick Allen, ed., Literary Savannah (Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 1998).
  • "The South: Georgia: Savannah", USA, Let's Go, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999, OL   24937240M

Published in 21st century

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