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Chatham County, Georgia

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Georgia's First City
Turf Grass Capital of the World
The Garden City

Page Contents for Savannah, Georgia

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Georgia state capital is Atlanta.
The population of Savannah is approximately 131,700 (2000), 136286 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 58,762 (1990), 52545 (2010).
The amount of land area in Savannah is 162.106 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Savannah is 65.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 8.648 sq kilometers.
The distance from Savannah to Washington DC is 531 miles.
The distance to the Georgia state capital is 230 miles. (as the crow flies)
Savannah is positioned 32.02 degrees north of the equator and 81.13 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Savannah average annual rainfall is 51.0 inches per year
Savannah average annual precipitation is 110.1 inches peryear.
Savannah average annual snowfall is 0.1 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 38.7 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 90.8 degrees F.


in eastern Georgia at the mouth of the Savannah River. The river forms the border between Georgia and South Carolina.

Here is a map of downtown Savannah
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sub-tropical with hot summers and mild winters.
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History & History Related Items

Savannah, located in the last of the 13 original colonies, had its beginnings when General James Edward Oglethorpe and 120 weary travelers from the English ship Ann ended their journey at Yamacraw Bluff in 1733. Oglethorpe is credited with creating the first "planned" city in the Untied States; the same year the colonists landed, a carefully laided-out town became reality. The shady squares and parks that give Savannah an air all its own were created two and a half centuries ago. Forsythe Park is the center piece of this city square layout. The Savannah City Hall is crowned with a golden dome and is located at the intersection of Bull and Bay. Savannah contains the oldest orginal historic structures in Georgia and many of its buildings are on the Nation Register.

The city grew and flourished as its preeminence as a port and trade center became acknowledged; for almost a century the Savannah Cotton Exchange set world cotton prices. During these decades of the mid-1700s to mid-1800s, Savannah prided itself on its cultural and social identity, and its residents built lavish homes that reflected the affluence of the times. Savannah's luck changed with the onslaught of the Civil War, a period punctuated by blockades and the stifling of the city's trading economy.

As the city struggled to rebuild its economy after the war, the original residential and trading centers were slowly abandoned. In the 1950s, the first efforts at restoration of the historic district began. Savannah found its identity again, this time as a preserver of the invaluable past. After more than 40 years of determined and creative efforts, Savannah's heritage has become a vital part of her present and future. Savannah is the county seat of Chatham County.

Learn more about Savannah History on this informative history page.
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Savannah is the subject and the setting of the 1994 best-selling book by New York author John Berendt, "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.'' A movie by the same name, based on the book and directed by Clint Eastwood, was released in late 1997.

Dozens of other movies have been fimed in whole or in part in Savannah, including "Glory," "Gator," "Cape Fear," "The Gingerbread Man," "Now and Then" and "Forrest Gump." "The Legend of Bagger Vance" was filmed here by Robert Redford in 2000. In addition, a few of Savannah's more unique locations can be found in "Forces of Nature" (including the large globe of the world seen at a restaurant behind Sandra Bullock and Ben Affleck, actually a water tower, which is located approximately 4 miles south of the city, at the intersection of DeRenne and Abercorn Extension).

Savannah's claim to fame is its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration, the largest in the Southeast and among the largest in the nation. The March 17 festivities typically draw 200,000 to 400,000 people to the city.

Website for Savannah Georgia

Savannah Area Information Center
639 E Park Ave
Savannah, GA 31401-6642
Phone: 912-232-6373

Savannah Visitors Center
301 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31415-4217
Phone: 912-944-0455

Savannah History Museum
303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31415-4217
Phone: 912-238-1779

Savannah Science Museum
4405 Paulsen St
Savannah, GA 31405-3637
Phone: 912-355-6705

Savannah Tourist Guide
7505 Waters Ave
Savannah, GA 31406-3825
Phone: 912-355-1740

Ships Of The Sea
41 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Savannah, GA 31415-2435
Phone: 912-232-1511
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Savannah City Government

City of Savannah official website

Savannah is governed by a Mayor, eight aldermen and a city manager


Chatham County General Info
133 Montgomery St
Savannah, GA 31401-3230
Phone: 912-652-7175

Savannah Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
222 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31401-3608
Phone: 912-944-0444

Greater Savannah Black Tourism
319 W Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401-3215
Phone: 912-236-8326

Savannah Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
222 W Oglethorpe Ave
Savannah, GA 31401-3608
Phone: 912-944-0444

Greater Savannah Black Tourism
319 W Broughton St
Savannah, GA 31401-3215
Phone: 912-236-8326

Savannah Libraries

Chatham County Public Library
2002 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401-8564
Phone: 912-652-3600

Savannah Schools

Catholic Diocese Of Savannah
601 E Liberty St
Savannah, GA 31401-5118
Phone: 912-238-2320

Chatham County Public Schools
208 Bull St
Savannah, GA 31401-3901
Phone: 912-651-7000

Saint James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave
Savannah, Georgia
Phone: (912) 355-3132


Armstrong Atlantic State University
11935 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419-1909
Phone: 912-927-5277

Brewton-Parker College
6555 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31405-5716
Phone: 912-692-0980

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Hunter Aaf Bldg 1290
Savannah, GA 31409
Phone: 912-355-0644

Georgia Southern University
13015 Abercorn St
Savannah, GA 31419-1970
Phone: 912-921-5440

Savannah College Of Art
26 W Harris St
Savannah, GA 31401-4354
Phone: 912-238-2400

Savannah State College
2319 Falligant Ave
Savannah, GA 31404
Phone: 912-356-2181

School Of Visual Arts
110 E President St
Savannah, GA 31401-3711
Phone: 912-651-1280

South College
709 Mall Blvd
Savannah, GA 31406-4805
Phone: 912-691-6000 Savannah


Savannah was listed in 1996 by Money Magazine as one of the top 300 places in the United States to live!
Days per year when some rain falls: 112.0
Cost of living index (average: 100%): 97.3%
Median price (3 bedroom home): $ 94,000
Recent unemployment rate: 4.7%
Number of doctors per 100,000 people: 114.7
Number of library books per capita: 1.9

The population of Savannah was:
1990 - 137,560
2000 - 131,700

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