Welcome to Georgia, State of Adventure.
Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia. It was founded in 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe. Savannah is a city rich in history and historic locations including Civil War Fort Pulaski. Savannah also offers a lovely River-front Park and, in the downtown Historic District, there are two dozen beautiful public squares, each surrounded by fabulous antebellum homes. Some of the historic Savannah homes have been converted to museums and Inns all ready to be explored and enjoyed.
Savannah is an ever-growing port city situated on the Savannah River approximately 15 miles west of Tybee Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Recent Census data shows the population in the Savannah-Chatham County area to be about 265,128. Located 10 miles east of I-95, Savannah is a convenient stopover for coastal travelers.
Savannah is home to the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Technical Institute, and two universities: Savannah State University and Armstrong Atlantic State University. Savannah is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.
Savannah is proud to be "Smoke-Free" thanks to the local Clean Air Ordinance which prohibits smoking in any
public place, including offices, bars, and restaurants.
Please keep in mind when driving in Savannah that pedestrians in the cross-walk do, by law, have the right-of-way; and, even though yielding to pedestrians is the law
, it is also just good Southern Hospitality
to stop - So while you're stopped, be sure to also smile and wave. That's how Savannahians do it, and its a tradition that goes way back.