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Do you like to vacation in colorful historic cities? Savannah will not disappoint! This beautiful city predates the Revolutionary War! It was founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe, who arrived from England with 114 settlers. According to the Georgia Historical Society, their aim was to increase trade and navigation and also to act as a buffer between Florida, which was controlled by the Spanish, and the rest of the northern English colonies during the Spanish War. The name Savannah was actually said to be derived from either the Sawana people, who lived in this region, or the Shawnee word for the Savannah River. Oglethorpe designed this city in twenty four … Continue reading
At the Presidents’ Quarters Inn, our guests often ask us about the history of Savannah. There is honestly so much history in Savannah, it’s hard to tell someone about it all in one sitting. We could write days on the historical and cultural influences that have shaped our city. Nevertheless, we wanted to give you a brief history lesson. A primer if you will. We hope you enjoy! Savannah has a rich history to say the least. Officially, Savannah’s recorded history is said to have started in 1733, which is when General James Oglethorpe and his120 passengers landed along the Savannah River. Oglethorpe decided to name the 13th and final … Continue reading