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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a very old city in Chatham County, Georgia; it sits on the Atlantic Ocean.

Oglethorpe builds Savannah

In the Civil War it escaped major damage. It was captured by Union General William T. Sherman in December and presented as a Christmas present to the nation.

Along with neighboring Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Savannah attracts a lot of visitors from the Northeast, Midwest, and even Europe, Canada, South America, and Asia.

Savannah is the setting for Karen Kingsbury's novel The Chance.

Further reading

  • Jones, Jacqueline. Saving Savannah The City and the Civil War (2009) 544 pages