Everything you need to know about Savannah, Georgia
Let us start off with a fun fact. Did you know that Savannah is the oldest city in the United States state of Georgia? Well, now you know. In addition to being the oldest town in Georgia, Savannah is also a county seat of Chatham County. The city was founded on February 12 in 1733 when settlers from the ship Anne led by a General James Oglethorpe were greeted by Indian traders, Tomochichi. Among them were Mary and John Musgrove. Mary was the interpreter. On that same date, a colony of Georgia was founded. 20 years later Savannah became the capital of colonial Georgia and Georgia became Royal Colony.
Savannah got its name after the Savannah River. It is believed that that name is derived from a word Shawnee which was a name of a Native American tribe that migrated to the area near the river in the 17th century. During that time there was another tribe present in that area, the West. Shawnee people destroyed their homes and settlements and drove them off. There is another theory that claims that name Savannah was chosen because of the vast and numerous marshes which surrounded the river. Today, Savannah is an important Atlantic seaport and an industrial center. It is Georgia’s third largest metropolitan area and fifth largest city. Every year millions of people visit Savannah. All those people come to see parks, cobblestone streets and numerous historic sites and buildings such as the Pink House, the Davenport House Museum, Juliette Gordon Low’s home, Green-Meldrim House, Warmsloe plantation, the William Scarbrough House, Owens-Thomas House, and Mercer-Williams House. You can read more about museums in Savannah.
Other notable places are the Georgia Historical Society, the Telfair Academy of Arts and Science, Temple Mickve Israel, the First African Baptist Church and Central of Georgia Railway. Savannah’s downtown includes the Savannah Victorian Historic District, Savannah Historic District and 22 squares/parks which belong to one of the biggest National Historic Landmark Districts in the US. The city has kept its original town plan which was designed by a city’s founder James Oglethorpe. That design is today known as Oglethorpe Plan. Savannah also has a couple of sister cities across the planet. Those cities are Kaya, Burkina Faso, Jiujiang, China, Patras, Greece, Batumi, Georgia and Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Today, Savannah’s important economic branches are the military, manufacturing, the Port of Savannah and the tourism. More than 10 million people visit Savannah every year, and it results in more than 2 billion dollars being spent by visitors which generate about 17, 000 workplaces. The largest employer is the paper mill owned by International Paper.
We could sit here all day and talk about all the things Savannah has to offer to its residents and visitors because there is so much to see and experience. We can’t express how proud we are to be a part of a community like this one. It is an utmost honor being able to offer our services to home and business owners in Savannah. For all your roofing needs, do not hesitate to contact your favorite Savannah local roofing company.
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